Governor Chin makes a move to the hard right, or does he?
But his most important challenge is positioning himself as a true conservative in the field and that makes for some fast talking on gay rights and abortion.
“Romney has redefined, repositioned himself as a staunch conservative,” said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. “It may or may not be true. You often wonder what these people really believe, if anything.”
Madden defended Romney’s positions on abortion and gay marriage, saying his abortion views have evolved and that he’s always been for traditional marriage.
But Sabato said, “He is coming out as a champion of the pro-life cause and the anti-gay marriage cause. That’s obviously a reversal from 1994 - no matter what he says.”