OK, Mr. Romney. But if gay couples' children - so minuscule a number the government has no definitive stats yet - are in terrible danger, what of the children of the divorced and never married? What frightening perils do they face?
And if Romney is really so disturbed about children's plight shouldn't he first protect the millions and millions produced by 100 percent heterosexuals? I mean, wouldn't that make more sense?
Why, yes, it would Margery. Margery's beating continues,
What's even more enraging about Romney's transparent let's-use-the-kids-as-pawns ploy? Mitt's on his supposed high moral horse just days after the Security and Exchange Commission raised questions about his administration's possible lying about safety checks in the Big Dig Tunnels.However, none of this is as good as what Margery ultimately uses her column for: pointing out how little Mitt Romney cares about either Kerry Healey or the Republican Party of Massachusetts.
Gay marriage hasn't yet killed anybody, has it?
This sort of thing surely fuels notions that Romney wants Kerry Healey to lose. How do you suppose all this played with on-the-fence independent voters in Springfield, Worcester or anyplace else? Romney's hardly been home for months. Did he have to come home just to bad-mouth his own state - on Tremont Street, within inches of the Freedom Trail?I would like to point out that Margery Eagen is only partly right. It's not that Mitt Romney wants Kerry Healey to lose, it's that Mitt Romney probably doesn't give a crap about what happens to Kerry Healey. Mitt Romney cares about one thing and one thing only: becoming President. If he cared one iota about the people of Massachusetts, he'd be making his case right now trying to beat Deval Patrick, but he's not.
My question for Republicans: would you really support someone like Mitt Romney for President? There isn't a bigger political hack gunning for the Oval Office - nor is there anyone who could care less about Republicans who could badly use his help and support. Mitt Romney once wished to help expand the Republican Party in Massachusetts. He really did field some candidates and provided them with at least some support. Yet, his meager attempts failed miserably - Republicans actually lost seats.
However, that doesn't mean a fully dedicated Governor couldn't have increased Republican rank and file here in Massachusetts in '06. Imagine if Romney had been going town to town, stumping for Republicans running for this upcoming race in November - instead of running for President two years before that election. Not only would some Republicans have won who otherwise wouldn't have, but Mitt Romney would be seen by all as trying to rebuild the state. He'd actually be here, working for Massachusetts. He'd actually earn (and deserve) respect by people across the state. Heck, he may have even had a shot at reelection.
Instead, Mitt Romney doesn't even care about his own supposed partner in this administration. Where's the party loyalty? Republicans from across the country would be wise to read Margery Eagen's column and decide for themselves if that's the kind of guy they'd want leading the USA.