So, a questioner threw down the gauntlet and asked Rick Santorum whether he believed Gov. Romney is an authentic convert to the prolife position. He said he generally believed that “authenticity” should be considered. And he said that he has not just talked the talk but has taken bullets for being pro-life. Though he didn’t come out and juxtapose himself with Gov. Romney, he did decline to defend Gov. Romney and let the authenticity question hang in the air.
The good news is that King asked the rest of the panel whether they had a problem with Gov. Romney’s pro-life position, and no one objected to it. Herman Cain said, notably, that the issue was settled.
Santorum should’ve said the same thing. Especially since he believed Gov. Romney’s pro-life bona fides in 2008.