Gentlemen, start yer engines! The race to see how fast Mitt Romney can reverse all of his GOP primary positions has officially commenced. (Perhaps starting with his supposed love of NASCAR.)
How do we know Mitt Romney has switched to general election mode? It appears he now supports this crazy left-wing feminist bill called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act…
As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursue equal pay for equal work, his campaign confirmed on Wednesday.
"Women account for more than 92 percent of jobs lost under Barack Obama," said Amanda Henneberg, a spokeswoman for the former Massachusetts governor's campaign. "Of course Mitt Romney supports pay equity for women. The real question is whether President Obama supports jobs for women."
During a conference call held earlier in the morning, a Romney aide was unable to answer a straightforward question about the former governor's position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which Obama signed into law amid heavy Republican opposition.
Equal pay for women? I don't know. That sounds kinds of radical. Next thing you know, women will be asking for affordable health care, education and to not suddenly be pandered to by a candidate who ignored their interests for a year.
Romney's support for the Lilly Ledbetter Act demonstrates that he'll do anything to appeal to women now that the primary's effectively over. Well, anything but wear a pink tie.
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