Mitt Romney's changing positions on gay
rights have been slammed by President Obama strategist David Axelrod.
Axelrod made his comments during an
interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's This Week.
When host Christiane Amanpour asked
Axelrod whether he believes Romney will be the GOP nominee to face
Obama in 2012, Axelrod answered that the Romney campaign appears to
be stuck in neutral.
“I really don't know. There was a
poll out this week that showed him at the same 23 percent he's been
throughout the race. Now Herman Cain is leading the primary. The
last poll Rick Perry was leading it. Earlier Michele Bachmann was
doing very well. But Romney stays the same.”
“Why? Because I think there is this
question about what his core principles are,” Axelrod said.
Citing Romney's positions from when he
was running for U.S. Senate and Massachusetts governor, Axelrod said
that Romney is too willing to shift for political gain.
“Then he was a pro choice, pro gay
rights, pro environmental candidate for office. Then he decided to
run for president. Did a 180 on all of that.”
“So time and time and time again he
shifts – and you get the feeling that there is no principle too
large for him to throw over in pursuit of political office.”
“If I were Governor Romney, I'd be
worried about all these changes in position and … what kind of
message that sends to voters,” Axelrod added. (The video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)