You may recall the Log Cabin Republicans did a faux Romney ad pointing out his past liberal positions. Now comes an ad from Republicans for Choice. They have a particular bone to pick with Romney since he personally represented to them and other pro-choice groups in 2002 that he would be their pro-choice champion. (An enterprising reporter looked at this back in February.) Romney’s team played this as an attack by pro-Rudy and pro-abortion forces mad at his conversion to the pro-life cause. Well, that may be true but Thompson and Huckabee, not to mention McCain still benefit when voters get a reminder not only of Romney’s very recent pro-choice stance, but the vigor with which he advocated that stance. But at this point I think there are few minds not made up. You either believe this (along with other examples of position flips) was the worst sort of political opportunism or you think this is a perfect example of the power of the pro-life message to chance hearts and minds.
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