Is this what it takes to win the Republican nomination these days?
Mr. Romney’s decision will probably have little effect on the measure itself, which passed by veto-proof margins in both houses of the legislature. But it could affect how he is viewed by voters outside Massachusetts should he run for president in 2008, a course he is considering.
Indeed, national conservative groups, which play a critical role in races for the Republican presidential nomination, had been awaiting Mr. Romney’s decision as a way to gauge whether the governor of this liberal state was conservative enough.
If you have any doubt that his position is purely opportunistic, check this:
What a fucking pathetic state our debate over public policy is in.