Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:22 AM
TomCADem (7,188 posts)
Romney primary message shifts as election nears
Source: Associated Press
Romney's opposition to Planned Parenthood was a common theme during the primary, and Obama hammered the Republican on Tuesday over his plan to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, the network of clinics that provide women's health care and also provide abortion services.
Romney hasn't backed away from that stance; his plan to cut Title X, which funds family planning health services, is still listed on his website. But he isn't quick to talk about it either. Earlier this month, he told the Des Moines Register's editorial board that he didn't intend to pursue any abortion-related legislation as president, and then back tracked.
Romney had also been careful not to take a position against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That bill, the first Obama signed as president, requires employers to prove that differences in pay are related to qualifications, not to gender; it also allows more time for employees to sue employers if they are discriminated against.
Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said Tuesday night that Romney had opposed the Ledbetter legislation all along but, a day later, the aide said he had been wrong.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/romney-primary-message-shifts-election-nears-221313733--election.html
The corporate media is still Charmin soft on Romney when talking about his lies. With Kerry, the media adopted the GOP's talking points. With Romney, his shifts and evasions are celebrated as smart politics.
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