posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:16 PM
Romny to 'legitimate rape' doctor: 'We
agree on almost everything'
Presumptive Republican nominee for president, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is more closely connected than his campaign would like to admit to
the controversial doctor who authored the now-notorious theory that women cannot get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” According to Think Progress,
Dr. John Willke has served as an adviser and confidant of the presidential hopeful for years, because, as Romney allegedly told Willke, they “agree
on almost everything.”
Of course Romney and his campaign came out right away against Akin...even though the official GOP platform doesn't seem to conflict with Akin's
comments and Paul Ryan worked very closely with him on bills that dealt with rape (and Paul Ryan seems to distinguish between rape and "forcible
For its part, the Romney campaign flew into furious denial mode mere hours after Akin’s statements went public. Spokesperson Andrea Saul told
Huffington Post, “Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose
abortion in instances of rape.”
But of course, that isn't the whole story...and with almost everything else, it seems like Romney is hiding something.
However, Dr. Willke, upon whose theories Akin’s remarks were based, served as a campaign advisor and “important surrogate” to Romney in
2008, according to the New York Daily News.
Also, the two men met in 2011 ahead of Romney’s entry into the 2012 Republican primary. Dr. Willke told the U.K. newspaper The Daily Telegraph that
he and Romney have had several private meetings, after one of which, Romney thanked Willke for his support and said, “We agree on almost
Everyone is talking about Akin's comment...no one is talking about Romney agreeing with the doctor that gave Akin that information.
Personally, the abortion issue isn't on the top of my issues list...and if it was...I'd more closely agree with Republicans anyway because I am
personally pro-life. However...this is more about "legitimate rape" rather than abortion...and I cringe when I hear people talk about how some
rapes are different than others. So it bothers me a little bit that Romney agrees with things this doctor says...and I wonder why Romney hasn't
called out the doctor as well as Akin, since the he knows the doctor.
For a 'doctor' to believe there is such a thing as 'illigitimate rape' and you have to distinguish that from 'legitimate rape' is
frightening...and it's also alarming that Romney has used this doctor as an advisor in the past. And yet, everyone seems to still be focusing on
Akin, and not Romney's connection to this controversy.
Is it that there is so much dirt coming out on Romney that there just isn't enough time to cover it all???