"I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning." His position has evolved over time, but still provides a clear message that he is not pro-life. Political pundit, Phyllis Schlafly, communicated that his stance should not be confused with one that was pro-life. In his defense, he has only supported research on the extra embryos that couples would not be using to create babies.
"We conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'. We're just the ones who say it when it's the right thing to say." However, when constantly taking an opposite stance from the liberals, conservatives can be considered to have their own angle.
"I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman." His respect for folks of different sexual orientation is clearly demonstrated by his favorable position of gays in the military. These patriots are welcome to fight for the freedom of our nation, as long as were clear that freedom does not included same-sex marriage.
"I saw my father march with Martin Luther King." He was inspired to make this claim during his 2008 presidential run. This was a figure of speech which was later determined to mean that his father supported a cause that he did not actually take part in. Mitt Romney, a GOP hopeful, has a dream of his own. This is not to be confused with the DREAM Act.