Only hours before the Iowa Caucus and the official beginning of the 2008 election season. Apparently, the strategists at the Mitt Romney campaign are eying the polling data and fear embarrassment if their millions of dollars cannot buy the social conservative vote in the Hawkeye State.
Via Think Progress: On MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent (R, of course), who now advises Romney, pushed back on well-documented clams that Romney previously claimed to be a strong supporter of gay rights. Talent maintains Romney has never been inconsistent on gay rights and has "always" tried to stop the influence of "the militant gays." Video and Transcript at Think Progress:
"He’s always had the same position as to regards to the gay agenda. Look, he wants to know people to know he values gay people as people, okay? But he doesn’t want the militant gays to be able to change the cultural institutions of the country."
"Multiple Choice" Mitt has not "always had the same positions" on the gay agenda, whatever that may be, We've reported this since last year and this is the reason the press and fellow Republicans constantly question Romney's authenticity. Even the mainstream media is aware of Romney's revisionist history on gay rights: Pam Spaulding links to You Tube of CNN's Wolf Blitzer questioning Romney on his previous opposition to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
No matter how much you spend to run for president, you can't run from your record, Mitt.
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