On “CBS This Morning,” Republican strategist Mike Murphy stated that Mitt Romney may have problems winning over the battleground state of Ohio. Murphy continued, “If he can’t win Ohio, which I think he can, then he has to win a couple of states that are harder for him.” Ohio is a crucial state for Republicans. In the last 12 elections, no candidate has won the White House without winning Ohio. Most polling numbers show Obama with an advantage over Romney, but a couple of them show the race to be close to tied in the Buckeye state. But, in the CBS interview, is Romney’s most recent flip flop. Romney is quite the vocal gymnast.
Before Tuesday, Romney and Ryan both held strong pro-life views. But, Romney is trying to move to the center, to morph into Moderate Mitt after playing in the sandbox with the far right during his entire campaign. Abortion is/was part of his message. We know this, but with the Republican candidate, all and any views can change in a New York second.
The Des Moines Register reported on Tuesday:
“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the GOP presidential candidate told The Des Moines Register’s editorial board during a meeting today before his campaign rally at a Van Meter farm.
Murphy defended Romney’s statement to “The Des Moines Register” Tuesday — he told the paper that he would not legislate on abortion. His campaign, however, quickly followed up with reporters saying Romney “would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life.”
“Politicians change their positions,” Murphy said. “Mitt Romney is pro-life. Does that mean it’s the number one priority of his administration during fiscal crisis? Probably not. You have to ask him.”
I’m glad Murphy brought that up. It’s fine to change your mind, but there is a difference. Slate documented Mitt Romney’s conversion, which speaks of the candidate’s lack of substance.
Ryan before. And the duo are clones. They are one and the same. This is the man that Mitt Romney chose as his running mate:
Ryan co-sponsored a “personhood” amendment that would give legal rights to a fetus starting at conception.
Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.
Ryan voted to ban abortion coverage from being included in the state health insurance exchanges.
Ryan compared Roe v. Wade to the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision.
Ryan has supported defunding Planned Parenthood.
Last night, the Cincinnati Reds were up, and a man came running onto the field carrying a Mitt Romney sign. On the reverse side, it read, “Abortion is murder.” The crazy man was tackled and carted off, with boos ensuing from the crowd, after he disrupted their game — or perhaps they saw the above video.