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WWJCD: What would Jiminy say about abortion?

by on October 26, 2012

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman continues to be the Jiminy Cricket voice of conscience in Mitt Romney’s ear.

Huntsman, failed presidential candidate himself, chastised Romney for not manning up to denounce Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock for his stunning comment that pregnancies resulting from rape are “something that God intended to happen.” Romney should have immediately pulled his ads endorsing Mourock, Huntsman says:

“I’m here to tell you that there are some independents and swing voters in the middle that I think would respect a candidate who goes against the grain. They’re looking for leadership during a time that these kinds of statements are made, as opposed to just the go-with-the-flow kinds of statements we always hear.”

Huntsman said he cringes when Republicans talk about abortion: “It’s like fingers on a chalkboard every time I hear men talk about women’s health issues.”

Huntsman’s advice to Romney: “You should always be driven by the right thing to do. And I think the right thing to do is to drop support and ask for the ads to be removed and to move on.”

Or as Jiminy Cricket put it: “Now, remember, Pinocchio: be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide.”

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