Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws.I'm kind of surprised this is coming out now. I expect lots of stories like this once Romney becomes the nominee (should that happen). Not only will there be multiple stories detailing all of Romney's shifts on various policies, but Mormonism will come under a full-fledged assault. By the time they're done with him even Mitt won't recognize himself.
Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion — that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion.
He would be a “good voice in the party” for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be “widely written about,” he said, according to detailed notes taken by an officer of the group, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.
“You need someone like me in Washington,” several participants recalled Romney saying that day in September 2002, an apparent reference to his future ambitions.
If he's the nominee we lose.