Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:52 PM
cal04 (38,782 posts)
Mitt Romney Used Poll To Determine His Abortion Stance In 1994 Campaign
When he challenged Ted Kennedy in the 1994 U.S. Senate race, Mitt Romney used polling data to determine that he would run as a pro-choice candidate while remaining personally pro-life, according to a new book by Boston journalist Ronald Scott.
The Washington Examiner revealed the moment in Scott's book:
According to Scott, Romney revealed that polling from Richard Wirthlin, Ronald Reagan's former pollster whom Romney had hired for the '94 campaign, showed it would be impossible for a pro-life candidate to win statewide office in Massachusetts. In light of that, Romney decided to run as a pro-choice candidate, pledging to support Roe v. Wade, while remaining personally pro-life.
Sen. Kennedy seized on his stance: "On the question of the choice issue, I have supported the Roe v. Wade. I am pro-choice. My opponent is multiple choice."
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Response to cal04 (Original post)
Sat Dec 31, 2011, 03:52 PM
maximusveritas (2,693 posts)
3. Everything he does is poll-tested and that will be his downfall
because it is transparent and most people don't care that your political positions are in the "mainstream" of where they are. They want to know that they can relate to you as a normal human being. Mittbot2012 can't do that.