As part of his “Etch-a-Sketch” strategy to paper over the last two years he spent running for president as a hard-line Republican, Mitt Romney told the Des Moines Register yesterday that there is “no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.” Before anyone heaves a sigh of relief, however, Texas Gov. Rick Perry offers a sober reminder of what Romney’s actual agenda is:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t worried about his former primary rival’s reluctance to push legislation restricting abortion rights, saying on Wednesday that he’s confident Mitt Romney will appoint “constitutionalists” to the Supreme Court.
“I think the Supreme Court is where that issue will be decided, from the standpoint of how America’s going — We’ll have a Supreme Court decision, and that’s where the focus will be,” Perry said on CBS’ “This Morning.” “He’s said very clearly that he’s going to put people who are constitutionalists on the Supreme Court.”
For the record, when Rick Perry calls someone a “constitutionalist,” that is not a good sign of their fitness for the federal bench. Perry believes that Medicare and Social Security are unconstitutional.