Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws.
When Reagan was running against Carter, I remember that one of the Gipper’s slogans was, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” (Or something to that effect. Yes, I am old enough to remember that, but I wasn’t old enough to vote till Reagan’s re-election campaign. You should be able to get a good general idea of my age from that, if you’re curious.)
Obama seems to be trying to be Reaganesque here, but all he’s really doing is giving the GOP a sound bite to use in ads against him.