Thursday, August 02, 2012

Profiles in Candor: MA Governor Romney on Abortion

In her blog last night, Ruth Marcus at the WaPo has a priceless Romney quote from 2005,when Dan Balz of the WaPo asked the Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, his views on abortion,
“I can tell you what my position is, which is — and it’s in a very narrowly defined sphere — which is, as candidate for governor and as governor of Massachusetts,” Romney said, “what I said to people was that I personally did not favor abortion, that I am personally pro-life. However, as governor, I would not change the laws of the commonwealth relating to abortion.

“Now I don’t try and put a bow around that and say, what does that mean you are? Does that mean you’re pro-life or pro-choice? Because that whole package, meaning I’m personally pro-life but I won’t change the laws, you could describe that as — I don’t think you can describe it in one hyphenated word.”
"Profiles in candor" shamelessly stolen from Ruth Marcus.

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