The Daily Rundown | October 11, 2012
>>> been campaigning on for a year and a half. governor romney has made it very clear that if a bill comes to his desk that overturns roe vs. wade, that he will be fully supportive of that.
>> let's bring back our panel. there were a lot of, among the issues that democrats were upset the president didn't bring up in the first debate, was this issue, abortion, contraception. mitt romney 's comments the other day seem to have given the campaign an excuse to bring it up.
>> it's sure an opening. and the ryan budget does that, too, and the plan to repeal the affordable care act . because all those things have protections in it for women's health, have things that will benefit women immensely. so when you package all of those issues, his flip-flopping on abortion rights , governor romney 's and these other policy questions, it really is an opening again to restore that gender gap that we have.
>> what i found interesting about what romney said to the editorial board , a little bit of a walk back, they're tentative on how they handle abortion.
>> they have to get hair story straight, both he and ryan . this is really the big opening for the obama campaign . don't forget they have successfully taken away support from romney and ryan with their war on women. and that's been helpful for the democrats. this fits right into that. and they can clearly very easily trap the republicans if they don't come up with a good game plan .
>> it was interesting to watch. and the other thing, it seems democrats are not sure, the president says, no, he's not a flip-flopper, he's really conservative on the abortion issue. others say, no, hit him for being a flop flopper.
>> this is the concern that a lot of folks have, that if you look back at the summer and spring when they've stumbled and fallen, it's because of what romney said in those moments --
>> in an open moment.
>> and so stay on the point.
>> it was an addition of extra detail about legislation.
>> draining your own momentum is not good politics.
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>> we have interesting opinions about the debate up at our site.
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