Tuesday, January 23, 2007

McCain Supporter "Circulating" Mitt Romney Donation

The Politico is reporting that a "well-connected" McCain supporter is "circulating" the fact that Mitt Romney gave $250 in 1992 to the campaign of former New Hampshire Representative Dick Swett (D) has made a point of noting that Swett is a Mormon. Is this an attempt to bolster the Damon Linker note of caution that Mormon politicians hold their faith above their allegiance to their country?

In response, a Romney spokesman said: "A $250 contribution made almost 15 years ago is, obviously, greatly overshadowed by strong conservative governing and a proud, Republican record of balanced budgets and pro-family advocacy."

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Blogger Kyle Hampton said...

I think the Romney response is appropriate. People keep trying to pin Romney down to the person he was 12 or 15 years ago. Perhaps you have suspicions that he is insincere, but to try to prove that he is controlled by the Mormon Church is ludicrous. Romney openly admits he has changed some positions, but attacking his religion because he gave a small (for him) amount of money to another Mormon is just silly.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

I think Romney's response is appropriate as well. I'm actually bothered that we live in such polarized times that something as small as a donation like this could be used to cast doubt on the viability of a candidate.

I think the views that Romney has changed positions on are legitimate issues for opponents to raise, things like this, however, are pure distortion.

10:39 PM  
Blogger troysrepublic said...

Here is my response to Linker's article.


1:30 PM  

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