Romney says he won't sign controversial marriage pledge
July 13th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney says he won't sign controversial marriage pledge

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not sign a controversial marriage vow from the Iowa social conservative group, The Family Leader.

"Mitt Romney strongly supports traditional marriage but he felt this pledge contained references and provisions that were undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign," said campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul late Tuesday night.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Well, at least this proves that Romney hasn't been totally assimmilated by the dark side of the Republican Party.

    July 13, 2011 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  2. Indy

    You have to give credit where credit is due and Romneys team was smart enough to know signing the pledge would kill his chances of ever being elected. Those who sign these fringe pledges tell us all that they are not for the people but for their party and that is not what people are looking for. Independence and standing up for the people is what the voters want, standing in lock step like a union and then slamming unions is not a plus for any Presidential candidate.Romney is lucky that two fools signed this before he got a chance to decide.

    July 13, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  3. FM

    Oh! Romney, by not signing pledges you are eliminating votes which you need most. I really doubt whether you will be able to make it!

    July 13, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  4. Dale

    Romney is apparently smarter than Bachmann for making this decision. But the GOP is in no mood to nominate a sane moderate. They want a frothing-at-the-mouth un-electable hateful extremists like Bachmann.

    July 13, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  5. Ed

    By tommorrow he will flip flop and sign it after a few people call him out, lol. Why do the repubs have so many pledges to sign anyway, lol.

    July 13, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  6. Mitt Romney - He`ll Say ANYTHING To Get Elected

    Well now there is leadership [NOT]. It`s sort of easy to say you won`t sign these pledges AFTER they blown up in the face of Bachmann & Santorum.

    Most impressive was Huntsmann whose said he wasn`t signing ANY pledges and he said it WEEKS ago.

    Jon Huntsmann is the GOP`s attempt to mirror-image Barack Obama. That`s the only way they can field a credible candidate. Trouble then is why would America switch?

    July 13, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Three quarters of the Republican presidential platform is undignified and inappropriate ... still hasn't stopped anyone of them from continuing the practice. Doesn't matter to me one way or another which direction they chose; won't be voting Republican either way. If 2010 proved any one point loud and clear, it proved just how utterly untrustworthy the GOP has become, and I certainly will not give them one more inch to instill even larger economic damage than they have already created throughout America this past year alone. After all, each of the unemployment figures they keep harping on were actually improving until the newly elected 2010 GOPers got their hands on state legislation, wherein they have thrown even the most innocuous of us under the bus ... just because they could. Don't want any party having that kind of legislative power ever again. No way - no how.

    July 13, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  8. Obama 2012

    I'm no Republican, but Romney seems like he actually has a brain of his own. One that doesn't seem to be tied to the tea party at least.

    July 13, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  9. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Tomorrow he'll change his mind and sign it.
    Flip flopper.

    July 13, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  10. diridi

    this dude is cat on the wall....no knowledge what ever he says....

    July 13, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |