He really got on the bad side of conservatives yesterday by visiting a phonebank making calls in support of SB5, the Ohio law now up for repeal that effectively ends collective bargaining rights for public employees, but somehow refused to endorse it when asked. Today, however, he clarified that yes, he does in fact want to destroy unions. Phew.
SB5 is not polling well at all among independents, so Romney tried to slip in this little hedge when asked directly about it:
"I am not speaking about the particular ballot issues," Romney said. "Those are up to the people of Ohio. But I certainly support the efforts of the governor to reign in the scale of government. I am not terribly familiar with the two ballot initiatives. But I am certainly supportive of the Republican Party's efforts here."
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A day after he refused to endorse an Ohio ballot measure that limits public employee union rights, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he is "110 percent" behind the effort.
Now all Republicans will go back to fully trusting Mitt Romney on every issue.