Critical thinking and the 2012 Election

Huff Post: Mitt Romney Abortion Stance Changes, As Candidate Says He Won’t Push To Restrict Access

From the start of this political season I have been saying that who we elect as President will determine the make-up of the Supreme Court for decades to come.

If you look at the current seated justices, there are at least two, possibly three who will be retiring during the next term. Romney knows this and thinks he is free to say whatever he thinks will get him into office, but his campaign managers know better and they have been correcting the candidate for weeks, after his appearances, because Romney doesn’t know when to stop.

This latest gaffe proves my point: Romney says he’ll be softer on abortion. His running mate, Ryan, is ultra-conservative about abortion policy and has tried more than once to pass laws that restrict availability. The results? From the article above:

“Romney said in September that he would prefer to appoint justices to the Supreme Court that would oppose Roe v. Wade.

“I hope to appoint justices for the Supreme Court that will follow the law and the constitution,” he said at the time on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And it would be my preference that they reverse Roe V. Wade and therefore they return to the people and their elected representatives the decisions with regards to this important issue.””

The issue isn’t about choice. It’s about a candidate who simply can’t tell the truth because it damages his position. Electing a leader who will say anything and giving him the power of protection now afforded to the President of the United States isn’t just foolish, it’s dangerous.

If George W. Bush could ruin our economy in four years, putting this man in office when we are now bottoming out will drop the bottom out of our recovery. Please do NOT let this happen!

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