Thursday, October 11, 2012
It's time for a Romney reflective flash button
My modest collection of political memorabilia includes one of those reflective flash buttons from the 1968 presidential campaign. If you tilt it slightly one way or the other either Hubert Humphrey or Ed Muskie, the Democratic ticket, will appear.
I think there may be a growing market for a Romney flash button that will show him in profile, facing one way or the other. There is nothing sharply in focus on which way he is headed on many of the major issues, so it's up to you to decide which Romney is reflecting his true visceral positions.
The latest word on his meandering positions on abortion supports that point. Consider this:
Mitt, in Delaware, Oh. - "I think I've said time and again. I'm a pro-life candidate and I'll be pro-life president," His first bold move, he said, would be to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
Mitt, in Des Moines Iowa, a day earlier: "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda."
Still earlier, he has said he would be delighted to sign legislation as president to ban abortion.
Hold it right there, folks. Isn't this the same Mitt Romney who as goverrnor was vigorously pro-choice?
That's what I've been told.