Not only does Mitt Romney not want you to know what’s on his tax returns, he doesn’t want you to ask him about abortion or Todd Akin either. In fact, he is apparently making that a condition of interviews now — you can interview him only if you agree not to ask about abortion, about which he has had so many contradictory positions.
Reporter: “And political specialist Shaun Boyd just finished an interview with Romney, just literally a couple of minutes ago. Shaun’s with me now. And Shaun, you were one of only four local reporters to get to talk to him. And, what did you ask him?”
Reporter Shaun Boyd: “You know, I had about five minutes with him, and we got through a fair amount of material, actually, in that five minutes. The one stipulation to the interview was that I not ask him about abortion or Todd Akin – he’s the Missouri Republican who created a firestorm after saying women shut down in a legitimate rape to prevent pregnancy. I did ask him about health care, the female vote, and energy.”
Yeah, because with the Republican-controlled House passing one anti-choice bill after another, why would anyone think his views are relevant?
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