Friday, December 14, 2007
Reservations about Mitt Romney remain.
What dogs Romney is a sense that he is not being honest about who he is.In an election such as this, where voters clearly are concerned about honesty and transparency, candidates who do not score well in these areas are paying a price.In Romney's case, that price reflects his credibility challenge in convincing religious conservatives that his changed positions are for real.It's not news that Romney ran two political campaigns, one for the Senate in 1994 and one for Massachusetts governor in 2002, in which he campaigned openly and clearly as pro-Roe v. Wade and pro-abortion rights. Suddenly, in 2004, as a result of some kind of epiphany tied to embryos and stem-cell research, he opposed abortion.Similarly regarding gay rights, Romney has a paper trail expressing support that strains the credibility of his current stance in support of traditional values and family.Given persistent doubts about the sincerity of Romney's stands on these two issues, both of central concern to religious conservatives, it is astonishing that he would make a major speech about his views on religion and faith in America and not mention either.
Posted by Geno at 9:43 AM