Could Game-bashing Mitt Romney Be McCain's VP Choice?

July 29, 2008 -

Although they were bitter enemies during the primaries, recent reports - like this one from Reuters - have Republican presidential candidate John McCain and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney getting rather chummy.

And that could be bad news for gamers.

Among possible Republican VP choices, Romney has been far and away the most outspoken on video game content issues. GamePolitics readers may recall Romney making comments like this on the campaign trail:

It's time to clean up the water in which our kids are swimming. I've proposed that we enforce our obscenity laws again and that we get serious against those retailers that sell adult video games that are filled with violence, that we go after those retailers.

Romney also released a campaign video which played to this theme.


Comments

Re: Could Game-bashing Mitt Romney Be McCain's VP Choice?

So he'd piss off the most liberal part of our party. Whoop dee doo. Personally I'd prefer it if we just shuffled all the "social issues conservatives" like that jackass Mike Huckabee out. They're the ones that make the rest of us look like bigots.

"Oh noes!! Romney is a MOAR-MIN. ZOMG111!!"

Re: Could Game-bashing Mitt Romney Be McCain's VP Choice?

Honestly, I agree. But alienating traditionally supportive voters is not a good way to get elected. So, I doubt Romney would get VP.

Re: Could Game-bashing Mitt Romney Be McCain's VP Choice?

mitt romney sucks...I think McCain should choose Condoleeza Rice for VP (unless she's anti-gaming...which as far as I know, she isn't)

 
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