Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Romney on two-parent families

Mitt Romney in his State of the State (shouldn't that be commonwealth?):
Experience shows that kids have a far better chance of succeeding if they have a mother and a father at home. Of course, divorce or death means that there will always be many, many single parents; these single parents often make huge sacrifices and their kids can indeed succeed. But let’s do everything we can to encourage our kids to have their kids after they’ve married, not while they’re single and in school. We have sex education in our schools. Let’s also have abstinence education in our schools. Marriage and two parent families are fundamental to the development of children and to our success as a culture. We cannot afford to shrink from the timeless, priceless principles of human experience.
from NRO

2 comments:

Reach Upward said...

Mitt is definitely positioning himself for the 2008 presidential race. This kind of rhetoric is designed for the national Republican base rather than the home crowd. It comes across as bigoted in the Bay State where Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank are popular politicians.

Keryn said...

It really came across as bigoted? That is sad. He acknowledged the good that single parents can do. I don't know one single parent who doesn't believe it is harder to do well as a parent when it is only you.

Then again, since I don't admire either Ted Kennedy or Barney Frank, maybe you are right, Reach Upward. I would vote for Mitt for president, and not just because he's a Mormon (Harry Reid is a Mormon and I wouldn't vote for him for President). I just think he is a capable man, a good worker, and tries to be honest.