Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest. The vote to endorse the party's long-standing opposition to abortion and support for a "human life amendment" took place at a meeting of the GOP's official platform committee in Tampa, the site of next week's Republican National Convention.And, of all times, this occurred just as Mitt Romney was deciding (coin flipping) to call for Todd Akin to step aside, leading Akin to say this:
"Why couldn't he run his race, and I'll run mine?"And just like that Todd Akin and the GOP platform, like Paul Ryan, are things that Mitt Romney is going to have to carry to term. But does Romney mind?
HUCKABEE: Would you have supported a constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?
ROMNEY: Absolutely.So it really is about just how Akin said it, not what he said.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]