The Romney campaign tells CNN reporter Jim Acosta that “we’ve not asked [Richard Mourdock’s] campaign to pull” an ad Romney cut this week asking voters to “join me in supporting Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate.” And a subsequent campaign statement confirmed that “[w]e disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him.” Watch Romney’s ad supporting Mourdock:
Romney may “disagree” with Mourdock’s claim that a pregnancy resulting from rape is a “gift from God,” but that disagreement apparently only goes but so far. Romney’s official position now appears to be that he does not share Mourdock’s belief that a pregnancy resulting from rape is a “gift,” but he still wants the people of Indiana to “join” him in working to make Mourdock one of the most powerful people in the country.
Moreover, Mourdock mocked the very idea that Medicare and Social Security are constitutional months before Romney endorsed him and before Mourdock made his “gift from God” comment. So even if Romney were to eventually withdraw his endorsement, the fact remains that he was perfectly comfortable endorsing a man who believes that America’s most basic promises to the nation’s seniors violates the Constitution.