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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Photo puts Romney at Planned Parenthood event

Boston Herald

A photograph of GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney at a 1994 Planned Parenthood fund-raiser has surfaced, once again raising questions about the former Bay State’s governor’s abortion flip-flopping.


Blogger Strother said...

In Romney's defense, he has acknowledged that he used to be pro-choice. This story is a non-issue; there are plenty of other legitimate ways to discredit this guy.

BTW, a flip-flopper is not someone who changes their mind; it's someone who changes their mind ... then changes it back. But who cares: 'flip-flopper' is soooo 2004!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue behind this, Strother, is not that he used to be pro-choice. Lots of people (including me) have changed their mind on that. The issue is that when confronted with having supported Planned Parenthood monetarily, he denied it at first. When pinned down on the PP event, he used the standard "I do not recall..." evasion. The issue is that he got caught out in a lie.

You're right on the flip-flopper thing. Even though the term may be trite, indecision in a Presidential candidate will sink him about as quick as anything else. Romney has a lot of problems with the electorate, but indecision doesn't seem to be one of them.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:08:00 AM  

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