Mitt Romney Low-key On Civil Rights, In Contrast To His Father

As governor of Michigan, George Romney pressed an aggressive agenda on the issue, putting himself at odds with Republican Party leaders. His son presents a different figure.ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In 1963, an explosive year in the quest for civil rights, George Romney appeared unannounced in the mostly white suburb of Grosse Pointe and marched to the front of an anti-segregation demonstration to stand beside black leaders.

  • LIVE STREAM: Fox News GOP debate
    Follow the Fox News GOP debate along with us. We’ll provide up-to-the-minute updates throughout the debate, offer additional insight on topics as they are being discussed and share the best of what we find on social media. More
  • Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for uttering ‘climate change’Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for uttering ‘climate change’
    A Florida state employee has been reprimanded and told not to come to work after Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) administration banned the use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” Earlier this month, reports said that officials in the Scott administration ordered Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administrators not to use the terms in documents or meetings because they asserted that the climate science behind global warming was not a “true fact.” More
  • Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran
    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory boardGOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • Mitt Romney Might Vote for LP Ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld
    For his part, Johnson praised Romney's curiosity in his charmingly low-key way, saying "I think Mitt Romney hit it on the head. He said, 'Hey, I'm going to check out Gary Johnson and see what he's got to say.'...I think that kind of scrutiny holds up under ...
    06/11/2016 - 5:25 am | View Link
  • Presidential Debate: 'Alpha Male' Barack Obama Lays a Glove on Mitt Romney
    US Republican presidential nominee Romney and US President Obama speak directly to each ... And he kicked butt," political commentator Paul Begala told the CNN. "That low-key, low-energy President Obama whose performance was widely panned after the first ...
    10/17/2012 - 12:55 am | View Link
  • Mitt Romney low-key on civil rights, in contrast to his father
    Romney pressed ahead with an aggressive civil rights agenda that ultimately put him at odds with the leaders of his party. He refused to back Barry Goldwater as the 1964 Republican presidential nominee because, he told Goldwater in a letter, he was alarmed ...
    07/8/2012 - 5:18 pm | View Link
  • Preppy protester: The moment a 19-year-old Mitt Romney demonstrated in favour of Vietnam War draft
    Taken at the height of the swinging Sixties, Mr Romney holds a sign declaring 'Speak Out, Don't Sit In' as, alongside like-minded individuals, he proclaims his support for Lyndon Johnson's ever-expanding draft. But, in a marked contrast to the relaxed ...
    01/6/2012 - 12:06 am | View Link
  • After low-key start, Mitt Romney ponders winning Iowa
    Until now, Romney has had a relatively low-key presence in Iowa. He lost here in 2008 when he ... their skepticism of his Mormon faith and his reversals on abortion and gay rights. This time, Romney has been talking almost exclusively to business leaders ...
    08/10/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • More
  • The Political Gambler
    The Political Gambler. ... of 2012 candidate Mitt Romney’s ... causes such as civil rights and was endorsed earlier this year by none other ...
    07/19/2016 - 5:32 pm | View Website
  • Marco Rubio: Conservative Who Can Beat Hillary Clinton
    ... and their butlers and maids in the old-guard media will tar Trump as Mitt Romney with ... Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil ... In contrast, none of ...
    07/19/2016 - 12:24 pm | View Website
  • Dennis Hastert
    Dennis Hastert; 51st Speaker of the ... Hastert was widely seen as "affable" and low-key; ... he endorsed Mitt Romney instead of his predecessor as Speaker, ...
    07/19/2016 - 10:15 am | View Website
  • Gates of Vienna
    Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address: ... in contrast to the 2.5 million estimate — interesting, ... International Civil Liberties Alliance
    07/19/2016 - 9:39 am | View Website
  • Alan Caruba column
    When I look back at the Civil Rights ... We conservatives tend to be rather low key when it comes ... I was nagged by the feeling that Mitt Romney was ...
    07/19/2016 - 6:40 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News