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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Romney Continues to Tack to the Left, Opts out of Signing Pro-Life Pledge

Someone has an extremely bad case of RINO fever and he just so happens to be the Republican Party nominee for president - Mitt Romney. Last week, he received kudos from Al Gore for telling an audience in New Hampshire that he believed in man-made global warming. Now he's revealing his true liberal colors on abortion. Romney has flip-flopped on the abortion issue so many times, he makes John Kerry look like a piker. Consider his refusal to sign the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge as another in a long line of convoluted and quite equivocal examples.

Via Daily Caller:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney drew criticism Saturday for being one of only three Republican presidential candidates to have refused to sign the Susan B. Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who did sign the pledge, sent out a press release saying he was “stunned” at Romney’s refusal to sign.

“This past Monday night at the Republican Presidential Debate, I was asked about Governor Romney’s pro-life conversion, and I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I apparently spoke too soon. It is incredibly disappointing that Governor Romney chose not to defend those who cannot defend themselves,” said Santorum in the statement.
Romney's explanation was quite lame:
“As much as I share the goals of the Susan B. Anthony List, its well-meaning pledge is overly broad and would have unintended consequences. That is why I could not sign it. It is one thing to end federal funding for an organization like Planned Parenthood; it is entirely another to end all federal funding for thousands of hospitals across America. That is precisely what the pledge would demand and require of a president who signed it,” Romney wrote.
Romney appears to be quite overt about his liberalness these days, probably because he's still the frontrunner. That very well might burn him as we get closer to the election and voters begin paying more attention. At that point, look for Romney to tack to the right.

Perhaps even more confusing is the fact that Ron Paul signed the pledge and Herman Cain didn't. Gotta say, if had predicted which one would and wouldn't sign, I would have had those reversed.

LifeNews has more on why Cain said he didn't sign the pledge but remains pro-life. Frankly, I have a tough time buying his logic. He's starting to sound too much like a politician and his stock dropped with me on this one. Bachmann, who signed the pledge, continues to rise.

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