Campaigning in South Carolina’s Bible Belt over the weekend, Mitt Romney did the revisionist historytwo-step about his switch-over from pro-choice to pro-life, trying his level best to make conservative voters forget he campaigned on a pro-choice platform in his 2002 race for governor.
“I am firmly pro-life,” the former Massachusetts governor told
about 100 Republicans at a restaurant here. “I was always for life.”
pressed about his former stance in favor of abortion rights, Romney
said he knew he could do nothing to change the law while governor.
“Every act I’ve taken as governor has been in favor of life,” he said.
Every act? Even his impassioned battle to reinstate the
death penalty in liberal Massachusetts? Romney’s “gold standard”death penalty plan, widely acknowledged as merely a poorly-designed political ploy to garner Republican support for his 2008 presidential race, was defeated in 2005 by an overwhelming majority of lawmakers in the