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Re: NRLC Endorsement



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If it is Fred Thompson who gets the nod, it’s unclear to me what ruled out Mitt Romney.  It can’t be that the folks at NRLC frown on his pro-choice past because their ranks have many converts to their cause — including Bernard Nathanson.  The sincerity of his pro-life views has been recognized by Dr. Jack Wilkie and Jim Bopp, among many other veteran pro-life champions.  At a minimum, he is now operationally pro-life.  If it is true that NRLC acknowledges his salesman’s gifts, don’t they recognize that they are now being deployed to make the pro-life case?  It appears that a “viability” calculation prevented an endorsement of Mike Huckabee.  But Romney has Huckabee and Thompson beat on “viability” for the nomination. 

Romney would come out on top in a “most viable, most pro-life” test, if the McCain-Feingold-Thompson campaign-finance reform that NRTL so strenously opposed was part of the calculation.  It will be interesting to hear the explanation. . .



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