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.

RELATED ARTICLES
  • 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
BING NEWS:
  • 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 - 5:24 pm | View Link
  • New Hampshire Debate: Mitt Romney Brushes Off Attacks
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney brushed aside rivals' criticism Saturday night in the opening round of a weekend debate doubleheader that left his Republican presidential campaign challengers squabbling among themselves far more than trying to knock the ...
    01/7/2012 - 2:51 pm | View Link
  • Can Mitt Romney Win in 2012?
    Social conservatives wince at Romney's flip-flops on abortion, gun control, immigration, and gay rights, and, privately ... The Romney team, for now, is curiously low-key. "I'm not interested in ginning up 2012 stories," said Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney's ...
    03/6/2011 - 9:24 am | View Link
  • How Glenn Beck is driven by Mormonism and why his fellow faithful (including Mitt Romney) should be worried
    But in contrast with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whose Mormonism was discussed in great ... not the taillights," he argues. "On civil rights, we were about 30 years too late. We're fighting gay marriage right now, but I think you're going ...
    10/13/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • 7 Reasons to Vote for Obama over Romney
    Obama vs. Romney on civil liberties. 7 reasons to vote for Barack Obama rather than Mitt Romney ... civil rights protections, is a ... 7 Reasons to Vote for Obama ...
    02/1/2016 - 12:14 pm | View Website
  • Mitt Romney on Civil Rights
    ... George Romney supported the civil rights movement, but the Romney campaign has not been ... By contrast, the Republican ... Other candidates on Civil Rights: Mitt ...
    12/12/2015 - 3:56 am | View Website
  • Video: Mitt Romney spoke Wednesday, July 11 ...
    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 ...
    10/16/2015 - 11:19 am | View Website
  • Mitt Romney low-key on civil rights, in contrast to his ...
    Mitt Romney's father pressed an aggressive civil rights agenda - latimes.com Its crazy how much courage and back-bone it took Mitts father to do the things he did for ...
    05/14/2015 - 12:06 pm | View Website
  • George Romney's Real Civil Rights Record
    ... candidate Mitt Romney’s well known ideological amorphousness stands in stark contrast to the ... George Romney's Real Civil Rights Record
    10/19/2012 - 6:56 pm | View Website
  • Mitt Romney: On race, a vast contrast between father and son
    ... Mitt Romney rarely mentions his father's efforts on civil rights and declined an ... Mitt Romney: On race, a vast contrast between father and son
    07/13/2012 - 4:17 am | View Website
  • Letters: Contrasting George and Mitt Romney
    Re "Romney low-key on civil rights," July 8Besides reminding ... The contrasts with his son Mitt — in ... Mitt Romney low-key on civil rights, ...
    07/10/2012 - 7:59 pm | 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