Gingrich: “The idea that we’re going to preemptively have the government start censoring the Internet on behalf of giant corporations’ economic interests strikes me as exactly the wrong thing to do.”
Romney: “The law as written is far too intrusive, far too expansive, far too threatening to freedom of speech and movement of information across the Internet. It would have a potentially depressing impact on one of the fastest growing industries in America, which is the Internet and all those industries connected to it.”
Paul: I was “the first Republican to sign on with a host of Democrats to oppose this law. This bill is not going to pass but watch out for next one.”
I don’t recall the White House being anywhere near this oppositional against SOPA.