Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Romney’s Latest Flip Flop Flip?

Ken O’Brien

While running against Rick Santorum in Michigan, Mitt Romney made the following remarks:

Then today, while campaigning in Ohio he was interviewed on the Ohio News Network and asked about the Blunt Rubio amendment now pending in Congress that would allow any employer to opt out of any form of health insurance coverage for reasons of religious conviction or personal moral belief.

Shortly afterward Romney flipped again. As Talking Points Memo reported at 5:40 p.m.:

“Governor Romney supports the Blunt Bill because he believes in a conscience exemption in health care for religious institutions and people of faith,” Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul told TPM.

The Blunt amendment, which is scheduled for a Senate vote on Thursday, would permit employers to deny coverage of birth control or other services they deem morally objectionable.

Romney’s position had been brought into doubt after tweets from a local TV station reporter suggested the candidate had objected to the proposed bill. The candidate’s campaign released a statement saying, “Regarding the Blunt bill, the way the question was asked was confusing.”

The reader can judge from the video if the question posed by the Ohio reporter was confusing.


  1. What would the Blunt Rubio bill do? Some examples. A Christian Scientist could deny all health coverage. A Scientologist could deny any psychiatric care, addiction services or related medication. Where would it end?

  2. I might not be supporting anyone now, but I'm more worried about the Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, moving this country into the religious Right of the Wrong.

    That's worse than anything Mitt can say.

    Right now, Other is my leading candidate.


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