Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is insisting that the former Massachusetts governor has not recently tried to soften his positions — particularly on abortion — to appeal to independent voters.
CNN’s Candy Crowley pointed out on Sunday that former President Bill Clinton had declared that “old moderate Mitt” back following Romney’s performance in the first presidential debate because the GOP hopeful had claimed that his health care proposals covered pre-existing conditions, he favored some forms of business regulation and asserted that he was not trying to cut taxes for wealthy Americans.
“He is running on the same platform he’s run on through the Republican Party primary,” Gillespie told Crowley. “The country is a center-right country. They want to have less federal spending, they want to get us on a path to a balanced budget, they want a free enterprise-driven economy that fosters job creation, not a government-centered economy that fosters economic stagnation.”
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