Mitt Romney has made only one ad endorsing a U.S. Senate candidate in this election: Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock.
That was on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, Mourdock stood up at a debate and made one of the most demeaning comments about women that I’ve ever heard from a politician: that when a woman becomes pregnant after being raped, it’s “something God intended.”
Not surprisingly, Romney is still standing by his endorsement and is refusing to ask that the ad be pulled down.
It’s a grim reminder of something he’s trying desperately to hide in the final weeks of this election: Romney has campaigned as a severe conservative, supports severely conservative candidates, and would be a severely conservative president — especially on issues important to women.
You’ve got to see the video, and pass it along to friends:
A lot is on the line for women in this election.
Romney wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, and previously said he’d be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions. He wants to defund Planned Parenthood, hanging women out to dry by limiting our access to affordable health care. He wants to repeal Obamacare, which would allow insurance companies to continue charging women more than men for the same health plan just because they could get pregnant! Romney even picked Paul Ryan as his running mate — a man who once said rape was just another “method of conception.”
Throughout the six years he’s been running for president, Romney has not once stood up to the extreme elements of his party — not Rush Limbaugh, not Grover Norquist, and not Donald Trump. He talks big about bringing people together and bipartisanship on the campaign trail, but history proves he doesn’t have the guts to stand up to the right wing and get it done.
This isn’t just rhetoric. It’s reality. This is what Romney and his party believe — and it’s how he’ll govern as president if we don’t do something about it.
Get the word out. Pass this video along to your friends:
Stephanie Cutter Deputy Campaign Manager Obama for America
Oct 23, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom
Read the President’s plan: http://www.barackobama.com/plans
There’s just no quit in America and you’re seeing that right now. Over five million new jobs, exports up forty one percent, home values rising, our auto industry back and our heroes are coming home.
We’re not there yet. But we’ve made real progress and the last thing we should do is turn back now.
Here’s my plan for the next four years: Making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting American-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. And ending the war in Afghanistan, so we can do some nation-building here at home. That’s the right path.
So read my plan, compare it to Governor Romney’s and decide which is better for you. It’s an honor to be your President and I’m asking for your vote. So together we can keep moving America forward.
All Aboard for Air Force One
President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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By Mario on October 23, 2012
Maná, one of the most popular Spanish-language bands in the world, opened for President Obama at a recent rally in Las Vegas—and they took some time to speak to Latinos about the importance of voting.
Check out what Maná had to say—then help spread the word to your friends.