Romney said he supports a system where proabort women in Planned Parenthood can lobby the legislature to legally protect killing unborn children, and denying women in a "one size fits all" approach is "wrong".
Hoping to rope in the dimwitted, he gave his assurances of his lifelong "personally opposed" positions regarding abortion. The only people left standing in the room after he talks are the people interested in having their wallets lined with his cash. Or, as this article calls it, the "pay to play" crowd.
The Party activists view KJ as the Republican Poster boy for “Pay to Play.” Pay to play denotes a bi-partisan requirement of many Illinois pols to require campaign contributions for the privilege of doing business with the state, or sometimes, for doing business at all.
Romney buys people who'll lie for him and with him and the pay to play "conservatives" are stuck in the 90's, not realizing the rest of us have had it with them.
Republican Party activists argue, as Republican Primary gubernatorial candidate Pat O'Malley first did in 2002, that the real schism in the Illinois Republican Party is not between social moderates and social conservatives, but between Reformers, who want to abolish Pay to Play, and non-reformers, who want to institutionalize, or already have institutionalized, Pay to Play.
Their poster boy Romney is a limp noodle in the polls, in spite of paying people off to lie for him. Once Fred Thompson announces, I think what's coming next is the GOP quietly going to Romney and telling him that he's got to pull out of the race for the sake of unity. Their institution is crumbling and the grassroots hold the power in their hands.