As Keith Olbermann noted, Mitt Romney did not appear to misspeak when he made this statement to St. Louis local affiliate KSDK's Ann Rubin in Kirkwood, MO today but I guess we'll find out shortly when we see if he walks it back... or not. Romney went above and beyond previous statements where he spoke about eliminating government funding to Planned Parenthood when asked what programs he would cut in order to reduce the debt.
"The test is pretty simple. Is the program so critical, it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And on that basis of course you get rid of Obamacare, that's the easy one. Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. The subsidy for Amtrack, I'd eliminate that. The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities," he said.
Apparently Mitt Romney has decided to join his fellow Republicans in doing their best to try to make sure no women vote for any of them in the upcoming election. I wonder how long it's going to take someone to get a chance to ask him just how he'd help to "eliminate" the program all together or if he misspoke.
Update: Here's a reminder of Mitt Romney was doing back in 2004 -- FLASHBACK: Mitt Romney Attended A Planned Parenthood Fundraiser, Now Wants To Defund It:
Mitt and Ann Romney attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Cohasset, Massachusetts in 1994, and Ann wrote a $150 check to the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, various news outlets reported. “They were both there, and I remember very well chatting with both of them, and talking about his support for the pro-choice agenda,” Nicki Nichols Gamble, the president of the League told ABC News in 2007.
So we've gone from fundraiser, to defund it, to eliminate it.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Nice pander Mitt, the president doesn't have the power to "get rid" of Planned Parenthood.