Paul Ryan Running Away From Todd Akin
Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan, one of the most extreme anti-choice fanatics in Congress, is desperately trying to put some distance between himself and Missouri caveman Todd Akin.
But just look at the questions he refuses to answer directly, and read between the lines, and it’s pretty obvious that even though he’s making a big show of denouncing Akin, he’s not denouncing Akin’s positions.
Delano: “Should abortions to be available to women who are raped?”
Ryan: “Well, look, I’m proud of my pro-life record. And I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It’s something I’m proud of. But Mitt Romney is the top of the ticket and Mitt Romney will be president and he will set the policy of the Romney administration.”
Do I need to point out that he totally dodged that question?
Despite Ryan’s views, Romney says he will allow exceptions for rape and incest. Ryan also seemed to back away from earlier views on types of rape.
Delano: “You sponsored legislation that has the language ‘forcible rape.’ What is forcible rape as opposed…”
Ryan: “Rape is rape. Rape is rape, period. End of story.”
Delano: “So that forcible rape language meant nothing to you at the time?”
Ryan: “Rape is rape and there’s no splitting hairs over rape.”
The article says he “seemed to back away” — emphasis on seemed.
I have to admit, though — it’s wonderful to see Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan using the exact same words as President Obama, in their desperation.