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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney greets the audience at the end of the final U.S. presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)
"I've got your back, Dick!"
Mitt Romney may "disagree" with Richard Mourdock's position that when women are raped and impregnated, it's a gift and part of God's will, but that doesn't meant Romney's going to drop the guy the way he dropped Todd Akin. After all, Romney and Mourdock have an extra special relationship:
Mitt Romney is appearing in a TV ad for Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), marking the first time the Republican presidential nominee has made a direct appeal for a U.S. Senate candidate over the airwaves this election cycle.
That would be this ad, the one where Romney proudly declares his support for Mourdock. The ad the Romney campaign is refusing to pull from the airwaves.

And it's not just that Mourdock is the one and only Senate candidate for whom Romney has cut a TV ad. His running mate gave Mourdock a hearty endorsement back in September, and Paul Ryan's PAC gave Mourdock a nice bundle of cash earlier this year. In other words: Romney and Ryan love love love Mourdock.

Sure, Romney's willing to drop his support for a Republican who embarrasses the party. You know, if it's convenient for Romney:

Reminder: the Romney campaign removed from its website links to the Scot DesJarlais endorsement.
@mmcauliff via web
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That would be Rep. Scott DesJarlais, the Republican doctor-turned-congressman who, before becoming a congressman, knocked up his mistress/patient and tried to coerce her into having an abortion. And when that story broke, Romney bailed double quick.

But this is different. Romney and Ryan can't very well distance themselves from the guy who is obviously their very favorite candidate for the Senate. No matter how much the campaign might "disagree" with what Mourdock said, Romney's standing by his man.

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Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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