Romney in Ohio today REFUSES to endorse Issues 2 & 3


I can’t tell the rest of you how important Issues #2 & #3 are in Ohio. After all, “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.”

Issue #2, if passed, would uphold Governor Kasich’s SB5 which is similar to Scott Walker’s union bill in Wisconsin. The Ohio Democratic Party “waged war” after Kasich signed the bill into law and (after all, UNIONS feel they are losing more and more of their grip…) and obtained enough signatures to put the issue in front of Ohio voters this November.

A “yes” vote on Issue #3 would allow Ohioans to opt out of the mandatory H/C portion of Obamacare. Two major issues which could have major consequences for the rest of the nation. I can’t tell all of you how hard Conservatives in Ohio have been working to ensure passage of both these issues.

But in a stunning revelation today as Governor Romney paid a visit to Ohio, specifically a phone bank in Terrence Park where people were making calls to urge passage of both Issues 2 & 3, Romney refused to talk to the press but instead announced to Ohio GOP Chair Kevin Dewine he would not endorse either issue 2 or 3. A major blow to the morale of everyone in Ohio and to this writer, a clear indication that Romney, even though he claims, is not a true Conservative.

CNN’s Peter Hamby put this tweet out:

“I’m not saying anything one way or the other about the two ballot issues,” Romney told DeWine. “But I am supportive of the Republican party’s efforts here.”

According to the Examiner Washington the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Tim Pawlenty and multiple mayors have backed Kasich’s law.

It’s probable to this writer Romney’s refusal to endorse Issue #3 stems from his failed RomneyCare while he was governor.

But as a candidate for the highest office in the land, the obvious question is:

How can anyone expect Romney after this debacle to fight the unions if he becomes president?

I hope all the other Republican candidates are paying attention…

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

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civil truth
October 25, 2011 5:15 pm

No, too many folks would rather play gladiator games over gardasil and gotcha questions from the leftist MSM rather than look at substantive indicators of conservatism. What good does it do to talk about being conservative if you refuse to take action (or even support) to breaking the stranglehold of public employee unions over our elected officials, which is an absolutely imperative necessity to reverse the direction of government growth from its impending event horizon. Mr. Romney just does not understand that the current labor movement is incompatible with conservative governance and that the two cannot coexist. This is a… Read more »

October 25, 2011 6:30 pm

I agree it is a blow to the people of Ohio but Flipper knows damn good and well where campaign money comes from and Unions are a source, at least for the brand of Republicans that sport one horn on their nose.

October 25, 2011 7:21 pm

Romney is POS squish my problem with this whole story is how badly this is polling, the left is 25 points up w/this crap, what is wrong with Ohio? do that not realize they CANNOT afford the unions anymore? nor can anyone else!

October 26, 2011 8:45 am

Any question as to Romney’s conservativeness went out the window with this. Why he wants to appease people who could not possibly vote for in the general is a mystery to me.

October 26, 2011 10:00 am

On this one Mittens isn’t so much a flip-flopper as a fence straddler, or a cake eater who also wants to save it. It’s becoming more and more clear that if elected he will be another big government Republican president much like the two Bushes.

Queen Hotchibobo
October 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Hopefully, this will just draw more attention to the issue. I can’t believe OH wants to go the way of California. If Romney thinks he can go far enough left to win the public employee unionista vote and still get Rs to vote for him, he’s lost his mind. But this shows a real lack of initiative on his part. If he can’t see what these unions are doing to public coffers, he’s not anywhere near smart enough to be our Pres. And if he sees it and won’t fight it, he’s not anywhere near good enough to be our… Read more »

Lady Penguin
October 26, 2011 1:56 pm

Romney is making his decisions based on political expediency, not principles. He betrays our side of the aisle. No wonder the MSM want him to be our candidate.