Here’s a statement from the Obama campaign on this new ad:
“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen.” These are the words of the Senate candidate Mitt Romney continues to support. Unlike some other leaders in the Republican party, like John McCain, Mitt Romney hasn’t questioned his endorsement of Richard Mourdock or ever once stood up to the most extreme elements of his own party. Instead, he tapes ads for them (ads which have aired more than 100 times).
A new video from Obama for America makes clear that Mourdock’s attitude is part and parcel of the extremism Mitt Romney has repeatedly embraced. Whether it is Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, or his running mate Paul Ryan, Romney’s solution to extremism against women is to promote the extremists.