From David Codrea at Gun Rights Examiner:

 “A document found online by BuzzFeed appears to be John McCain’s entire, 200-page opposition research file – or ‘book’- on Mitt Romney from 2008, the year they were bitter rivals.” Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed




In 1994 Senate Race, Romney Backed Brady Bill And Assault Weapons Ban, Saying “I Don’t Line Up With The NRA”

In 1994, Romney Backed Brady Bill. [Romney] said he will take stands that put him at odds with some traditional ultra-conservative groups, and cited his support for the assault rifle ban and the Brady gun control law. ‘That’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA,’ he said. ‘I don’t line up with a lot of special interest groups.’

(Andrew Miga, “Mitt Rejects Right-Wing Aid,” Boston Herald, 9/23/94)

Romney, In 1994: “I Don’t Line Up With The NRA.” (Scott Helman, “Romney Retreats On Gun Control,” The Boston Globe, 1/14/07)

Romney Called Clinton Crime Bill “A Big Step Forward.” “Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story in yesterday’s Metro/Region section about the taping of a debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates incorrectly attributed to John Lakian a quote about the federal crime bill. It was Mitt Romney who said: ‘This legislation isn’t perfect. But if we think we’re going to go to Washington and only vote for things that are perfect, I think we’d be making a big mistake. This bill is a big step forward.’” (“Correction,” The Boston Globe, 8/28/94)

“Romney Said He Supports The Ban On 19 Assault Weapons Included In The Bill…”” (Scot Lehigh,

“Kennedy’s Rivals Say Crime Bill Was Too Weak For Them,” The Boston Globe, 8/13/94)

When will the republican establishment rid themselves of this deeply flawed candidate who is so completely out of touch with American conservatives?