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.Romney's explanation was quite lame:
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.
“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.