Flashback to 2007: Romney made pornography an issue in a campaign ad

posted at 6:35 pm on March 19, 2012 by Tina Korbe

If it was obligatory to highlight Rick Santorum’s pledge to crack down on Internet pornography as president, then it should be equally obligatory to highlight Mitt Romney’s public position on porn in 2007.

While running for president last cycle, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2007 cut a campaign ad called “Ocean,” where he vowed to “clean up the water in which our kids are swimming.”

“I’d like to keep pornography from coming up on their computers,” Romney said in the ad.

He also expressed a desire in the ad to “keep drugs off the streets” and “see less violence and sex on TV and in video games and in movies.”

Unlike Santorum, Romney makes no mention of the enforcement of anti-obscenity laws, so a reporter might still pin him with a question or two on that. He also stays exclusively focused on ensuring pornography doesn’t come up on kids’ computers. That’s a little different than wanting to restrict access for everybody. Still, surely this is enough to obviate the need for a GOP civil war on social issues, after all: Our two frontrunners agree that pornography has negative consequences for society. Don’t most people?


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Tina , this must be a good way to distract attention from Santorum’s statement made today: “Every single speech I say that the issue in this race is not the economy.”

galtani on March 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

galtani on March 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Or this:

“When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candidate, he had a simple message: Rick Santorum is one of us, and your parishioners should vote for him.”

bluealice on March 19, 2012 at 8:55 PM

bluealice on March 19, 2012 at 8:55 PM

The media is playing us all.

Lightswitch on March 19, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Lightswitch on March 19, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Don’t see how that has anythng to do with the media. I linked the article up thread.
Also this

Implicit in many of the attendees’ dislike for the former Massachusetts governor was a discomfort with his religion. Why does Valerie, a longtime worshipper who wouldn’t give her last name, support Santorum instead? “Mormonism,” she said, unprompted. “I don’t believe that (Romney’s) a Christian.”

WTH does this have to do with the economy or the state of the state.

bluealice on March 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

So Tina repeats the Daily Caller, and neither can figure out the difference between exposing KIDS to a metaphorical “ocean” of pornography, and protecting consenting ADULTS from viewing content the Government deems immoral?

Concerning.

contrarytopopularbelief on March 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Romney has pretty much the same things at HIS website.

Fundamental dishonesty. That’s the Mittbot.

ddrintn on March 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I can’t find it on his website. You must have a link, though, right?

Syzygy on March 19, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Still looking, I guess. I’ll come back later.

Syzygy on March 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Probably one of the worst hunts for equivalency I’ve seen in a long time is this part:

“He also stays exclusively focused on ensuring pornography doesn’t come up on kids’ computers. That’s a little different than wanting to restrict access for everybody.”

Oy.

whatcat on March 19, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Tina , this must be a good way to distract attention from Santorum’s statement made today: “Every single speech I say that the issue in this race is not the economy.”

galtani on March 19, 2012 at 8:48 PM

or from this:

‘I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be. Doesn’t matter to me. My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It’s something more foundational that’s going on’..

…yeah, I guess like banning contraception or porn :-)…foundational indeed :-)…

jimver on March 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Flashback to 2007: Romney made pornography an issue in a campaign ad

Romney’s porn position: against it before for it. Santorum’s porn position: always against it.

Gingrich’s porn position could be: same as Romney’s, opposite of Romney’s, same as Santorum’s, opposite of Santorum’s.

I’m thinking it’s the last one on the list.

rukiddingme on March 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Oh good grief. These guys are such clowns. What is it about campaigning that brings out the Quixote in these people?
Newt’s the only one in the bunch with a brain in his head.
(I think he might have gotten their share)

Let it ride…

sandollar_sa on March 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Liberal Mittbots hardest hit.

Steve Eggleston on March 20, 2012 at 12:16 AM

test

predator on March 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM

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