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Bill Clinton Out-Zings Romney: ‘Wow, here’s old moderate Mitt. Where ya been, boy?

Posted on October 10, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

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Speaking to a crowd of 2,000 at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, former President Bill Clinton used his folksy orator skills to recharge the Democratic base and poke fun at Romney’s habitual flip-flopping. He pointed out that the views Romney expressed at the debate were much more centered than the far-right campaign he’s been pushing over the last year.


    “I had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did,”
    Clinton told nearly 2,000 supporters at a campaign rally for Obama and other Democrats. “I thought, ‘Wow, here’s old moderate Mitt. Where ya been, boy?'”

    “It was like one of these Bain Capital deals, you know, where he’s the closer. So he shows up, doesn’t really know much about the deal and says, ‘Tell me what I’m supposed to say to close.’ The problem with this deal is the deal was made by severe conservative Mitt,” alluding to Romney’s description of himself in February as having been a “severely conservative” governor in Massachusetts.

The crowd fed right into Clinton’s funny attacks. Clinton also impersonated Romney, saying:

    “I don’t have that tax plan I had for the last two years. Are you going to believe me or your lyin’ eyes here?”
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New ‘Yes’ on 1 Ad: Civil Unions Are Not Enough

Posted on October 10, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

From the accompanying press release:

    Mainers United for Marriage has released a new statewide TV ad featuring Catharine and Phil Curtis of Biddeford.

    In the 30-second ad, Catharine and Phil talk about their youngest daughter, who is a lesbian, and why civil unions and alternative forms of relationship recognition are not enough.

    The ad started on cable on Tuesday and on broadcast networks today.

    “Opponents of the freedom to marry continue to wrongly argue that domestic partnerships or civil unions are a legitimate substitute for marriage. They are not,” said Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Mainers United for Marriage. “The word ‘marriage’ carries profound personal meaning for the couples and for others who instantly grasp its significance. Everyone knows what it means to be ‘married’ legally. In our new ad, Phil and Catharine explain what it means to their family.”

    Maine does not have civil unions. Maine has a domestic partnership registry, which can provide very limited protection for same-sex couples in matters of probate, for example.

    Catharine: “We’ve been married for almost 52 years.”

    Phil: “She’s the most important person in my life. We have three daughters. Our youngest, Catie, is gay.”

    Catharine: “People will ask: ‘Why wouldn’t a civil union be enough for her?’ When we were young, we never dreamed about having a civil union or signing a piece of paper. We wanted to be married.”

    Phil: “I want our Catie to have what we have: The joy and security of marriage.”

    Catharine: “A civil union is no substitute for marriage. We know that in our hearts.”

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