Things were starting to look pretty good for Mitt Romney this week. First, Herman Cain’s campaign went into crisis mode following allegations of sexual harassment. Then, featherweight candidate Rick Perry, already down in the polls, took the hit for leaking the charges. But Romney’s luck might be running out.
The Washington Post outed him today as a secret agent for the Democratic Party…
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.
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.
And it doesn't end with abortion. Romney said almost exactly the same thing to gay-rights activists in Boston in 1994, telling them…
"There’s something to be said for having a Republican who supports civil rights in this broader context, including sexual orientation. When Ted Kennedy speaks on gay rights, he's seen as an extremist. When Mitt Romney speaks on gay rights he’s seen as a centrist and a moderate."
It's official: Mitt Romney’s not a flip-flopper — just a closeted liberal who, apparently, talks about himself in the third person. This is bad news for Mitt, even worse than the time everyone discovered his real first name was "Willard."
Then again, it makes sense that Romney’s a sleeper agent. His speeches pretty much have that effect on everyone anyway.
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