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You indicated during an interview with Mike Huckabee last year that you would, and I quote, "absolutely" support a personhood constitutional amendment. Would you sign into law a bill that your running mate co-sponsored, that would give fetuses full personhood rights? Yes or no?
If he says no, his base will be apoplectic. If he says yes, he's an unacceptable extremist. If he dodges and weaves, he'll look craven, indecisive and weak.

Whichever way he goes, Romney's answer will be a major topic of discussion during the usual post-debate media frenzy and bring the gender gap back into play. It's a lose-lose for Romney.

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  •  Of course, if we had a functioning press ... (4+ / 0-)

    ... this question would have already been asked.

    The President should not have to pose questions to jackasses.

    Vote rape. Vote torture. Vote War Crimes. Vote with the American top 1%.

    by Yellow Canary on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:25:29 PM PDT

    •  Yes, you're right ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... but that's why Obama has to step it up.

      •  nihil - The President plays no role in (0+ / 0-)

        Constitutional amendments. The Amendment must pass both houses of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate with a two thirds super majority. After that has been accomplished the Amendment goes to the states where 3/4ths of the state legislatures have to pass it. The President plays no role in the process. So there is no need for Romney to sign or not sign, if fact no President can sign. That is clear in Article 5 and was upheld by the SCOTUS in Hollingsworth v Virginia (1798).

        Could that be why the question has not been asked?

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:32:25 PM PDT

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        •  No that's not the point. The point is (0+ / 0-)

          that Romney supports the idea of making a fetus a legal person entitled to all the rights of a person, thus making abortion murder. If he supports a constitutional amendment, then he should, you would expect, support legislation that accomplishes the same thing with respect to federal law at least - esp. legislation that his running mate sponsored.

    •  Free Press <> Functioning Press. (0+ / 0-)

      We lost this war in 1789.

      Press is not a human being activity, it's a corporate activity.

      Press freedom is corporate freedom. What would any type of corporation do it if had a Bill of Rights freedom to practice its core business function? Obviously, to surrender its own interests to promote the general welfare of the people.


      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:30:47 PM PDT

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  •  I would like his first question to be (0+ / 0-)

    "Who are you and where have you put the real Mitt Romney?"

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:28:02 PM PDT

  •  Sounds Good to Me (0+ / 0-)

    I think Obama wins when he brings up these types of issues. Obama has the more popular position in almost all of them and I think these issues will be harder for Romney to BS on because they're easier for average voters to understand.

  •  i think Obama should ask mitt... (0+ / 0-)

    if he really believes that people trust what he says after the 47% video

    Romney is still out apologizing for the video, because he knows that he hasn't been confronted by someone who's not going to call him a liar when he claims he didn't mean it

    Obama needs to say to Mitt that he can say that he cares all he wants now that he's been caught red handed on video, but that the American people aren't that stupid

    i think Obama can push and push and push Mitt on it until Mitt snaps or starts to whither

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    by Anton Bursch on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:58:43 PM PDT

  •  Too bad (0+ / 0-)

    they can't ask each other questions.

  •  No. (0+ / 0-)

    Obama should not ask Romney any questions about his changed positions.  That puts Obama in the position of the hysteric trying to point out the truth to people who are not willing to believe it.

    Instead, Obama should debate 47% Romney and put Romney in the position of having to insist his positions have changed.

    Have you googled Romney today?

    by fou on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:28:37 PM PDT

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