Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, gave an $150 donation to the abortion-rights group Planned Parenthood in 1994, at a time when Romney considered himself effectively “pro-choice,” the Romney campaign confirmed today.
Campaign spokesman Kevin Madden said Ann Romney had no recollection of the circumstances under which she donated the money.
Granted, $150 seems to me like a token jester during campaign season. It’s basically nothing and I don’t think this is really going to matter for a hill of beans.
To be honest, I think the mainstream media is attempting to discredit the most noteworthy Republican candidates they don’t like. I say they don’t like because McCain is largely untouched, think “maverick”.
They don’t like Romney and Giuliani.
A $150 donation by Ann Romney is hardly a headline. Maybe a blurb.
He said an internal review of Romney’s personal records has not turned up any instances in which Romney, a Massachusetts Republican, himself sent money to groups that supported expanded abortion rights.
“The governor has not donated to Planned Parenthood or abortion-rights groups,” Madden said.
Madden said he did not know whether the former governor was aware of the donation, but he noted that Romney had been publicly committed to upholding a woman’s right to an abortion until late 2004.
I think Mitt’s personal views, which seems shifty, have hurt him already and will continue to do so.