Mitt Romney on the Issues
"For all the conflicting views on this issue, it speaks well of our country that we recognize abortion as problem. The law may call it a right, but no one ever called it a good, and, in the quiet of conscience people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America."

"Many women considering abortion face terrible pressures, hurts, and fears; we should come to their aid with all the resourcefulness and empathy we can offer. At the same time, the starting point should be the innocence and vulnerability of the child wanting to be born."

Source: "Why I vetoed the contraception bill" Boston Globe

 Source: "I am firmly pro-life" Fox News Sunday

Character and Integrity
"I believe people who are in a position of visibility and leadership affect the character of young people and individuals who look to them as leaders. And in some respects just as important as their policies and positions is there character and their substance. What for me makes people like Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt and John Adams and George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan such extraordinary leaders is that they had integrity through and through."

"What they were on the inside and what they said on the outside was harmonious. There a lot of people like that. I think that if people try to live a very different personal life not consistent with the role they've assumed as a governor or senator or president, we lose something as a nation."

Source: The Atlantic


"If we don't recognize our best students and provide them with the intellectual tools and support they need to advance, we won't be able to keep up with other nations that are doing everything they can to promote excellence in education."

"I believe that our best teachers are underpaid and should be rewarded for the extra effort they bring to the classroom and the results they deliver for our students. Teachers should be compensated according to their ability to produce real results, not solely on the number of years they've been on the job. If we want to attract ambitious teachers, we need to treat teaching as a profession."

Source: Press Release on education reform

Same Sex Marriage 

"Throughout our history, when our country needed us, Americans have stepped forward, standing up to every challenge. We step forward by expressing tolerance and respect for all God's children, regardless of their differences and choices. At the same time, because every child deserves a mother and a father, we step forward by recognizing that marriage is between a man and a woman.""

Source: Republican National Convention speech

"The real impact of gay marriage is not something you're going to recognize in a year or two. The impact is over generations. I believe each child in America has the right to have a mother and a father."

Source: Interview with Hugh Hewitt



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