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Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Posted by Mike on February 13, 2007

Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping on the issue of abortion will be his major hurdle to the Republican nomination. Romney himself admits that his position has evolved. Unfortunately for Romney, this press release from the Brownback campaign shows Romney’s history on this issue not as an evolution, or even flip-flopping, but as pandering of the worst kind.

To sum up, the press release takes statements from Romney, in chronological order, which show his position changing from pro-choice as a Massachusetts Senate candidate in 1994, to rejecting the label in 2001 when he was organizing the Olympics in Utah, to pro-choice again when he was running for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and back to pro-life again now that he is running in the Republican Presidential primaries.

If Republicans judge their Presidential candidates on what they are saying now, Romney would and should win hands-down. I just have to wonder what Romney will do in the future if he doesn’t think he needs pro-lifers anymore?

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