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November 03, 2011

Romney in 2002: Liberals, You Want Me On That Wall. You Need Me On That Wall.

Down in a dark place you don't like to talk about, you know the world is filled with bad men who want to outlaw abortion, and you need strong men with rifles to keep it free.

And who's going to do it? You? You, Weinstein?

The RomneyCard: It's Anywhere You Need It To Be.

Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws.

Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion — that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion.

He would be a “good voice in the party” for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be “widely written about,” he said, according to detailed notes taken by an officer of the group, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.

“You need someone like me in Washington,” several participants recalled Romney saying that day in September 2002, an apparent reference to his future ambitions.

But now he's completely against abortion, or something.


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