There are a lot of things to admire about Mitt Romney. His extraordinary number of both homes and khaki-clad offspring (and offspring’s offspring). His impressive attempts to emulate the emotions of real human beings. And his campaign’s increasingly creative relationship with the truth.
“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”
Which, as William Saletan at Slate points out, is a statement with holes big enough to drive a team of dancing horses through. It’s also kinda-sorta probably true, in its way. Is “pass legislation about abortion” at the top of Romney’s personal to-do list? No, probably not. After all, abortion is lady-stuff, and Romney has been clear enough that he doesn’t much care for all of that. But in office, will he nonetheless undoubtedly end up dealing with abortion-related legislation? Absolutely. Will he also be in a unique position to change the course of abortion-related law in the United States? Yes.
- Mitt Romney Changes His Abortion Position, Again (alan.com)
- A Brief, Exhausting History of Mitt Romney Fighting With Himself About Abortion [Video] (jezebel.com)
- Romney suddenly remembers he’s got a legislative agenda on abortion after all (dailykos.com)
- Romney Says He Won’t Pursue Abortion Legislation (blogs.wsj.com)
- Romney’s Abortion “Agenda” (slate.com)
- Mitt Romney’s abortion comment draws criticism (al.com)
- Romney debates himself on abortion (dailykos.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Etch A Sketch at work on abortion issue (blogs.ajc.com)