Defending Mitt Romney's stance on abortion on NRO, pro-life activist and Romney advisor James Bopp Jr. writes:
Romney’s conversion was less abrupt than is often portrayed. In his 1994 Senate run, Romney was endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life and kept their endorsement, even though he declared himself to be pro-choice…
It's great that a Romney surrogate is now touting the fact that he "kept" the endorsement, but back in the 2002 gubernatorial debate against Shannon O'Brien that Wlady alluded to earlier, Romney himself emphatically denied knowledge of the endorsement. The video is here, but this is the relevant exchange:
ROMNEY: I don't know about the endorsement of the Mass. Citizens for Life. I didn't seek it. I didn't ask for it…
O'BRIEN: But you accepted it
ROMNEY: When you say I accepted it, I didn't write a letter and say, 'Here, thank you very much for your endorsement.'
O'BRIEN: Your spokesperson stated that you accepted their endorsement.
Shannon, I can tell you again. I did not in any way acknowledge their endorsement, nor do I…
O'BRIEN: But you accepted it.
ROMNEY: When you say I accepted it, in what way did I accept it,
O'BRIEN: Ask your campaign spokesperson.
ROMNEY: I don't have a campaign spokesperson here tonight. I'm here right now and I can tell you that I did not take a position of a pro-life candidate. I am in favor of preserving and protecting a woman's right to choose.
Yet another example of Romney and his backers attempting to re-write history based on whatever is most politically convenient at the time. This goes beyond mere flip-floppery. This is an insult to the intelligence of conservatives everywhere.
Notice to Readers: The American Spectator and Spectator World are marks used by independent publishing companies that are not affiliated in any way. If you are looking for The Spectator World please click on the following link: https://spectatorworld.com/.
That’s right, the Grinch (Joe Biden) is coming for your pocketbooks this Christmas season with record inflation. Just to recap, here is a list of items that have gone up during his reign.
What hasn’t increased? The cost to subscribe to The American Spectator! For a limited time, we are offering our popular yearly subscription for only $49.99. Lock in the lowest price of the year by subscribing today