Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Romney: It Takes A Family...Unless You're A Company

According to Mitt Romney, it doesn't "take a village" to raise a child. However, does his stance contradict some of his previous statements? The Romney camp argues that Romney's "comments were about public-private partnerships, not families. Romney was referencing corporations, not parents." AP's Phil Elliott has the story and a link:

"Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, also a candidate for president, is wrong when she says "it takes a village" to raise a child.

"I think it's time for us to recognize every child deserves a mother and a father," Romney said during a speech to New Hampshire Republicans this weekend in Newbury.

The statement, however, runs counter to what The Boston Globe quoted him as saying in 1998:

"Hillary Clinton is very much right, it does take a village, and we are a village and we need to work together in a non-skeptical, no-finger-pointing way. . . ."


1 comment:

Tom in DC said...

I sincerely doubt that Mitt Romney truly agrees with Hilary's perspectives on social nurturing with respect to children. Mormonism holds very strong family values, perhaps stronger than those of any other religion. He raised 5 successful children (3 harvard business grads, 1 medical school student, and 1 music producer for an ad agency) while working as the Chairman of a multibillion dollar company. There is no debate on his ability to successfully raise a child, nor the effectiveness of his theories on raising children.

The Boston Globe has been notorious for misquoting and misrepresenting politically important information, this is clearly another example of its misuse.