Mitt Romney Defends His 'Consistency'

GOP presidential candidate talks to a New Hampshire newspaper editorial board.
2:42 | 11/03/11

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But the nice thing about writing a book. Is that I can lay out what I believe a wide array of issues that face the country. And I think you'll find that the I didn't as consistent as as human beings can be as -- look at those issues and as -- trying to apply those principles. To government. But you can see it my my record as good as governor. What I believe and and and what I do. I cannot state every single issue -- exactly the same words every single time and so there are some folks who. Who obviously for various you know political campaign purposes we'll try and find some change. And been drawn great attention to something which looks like a change which in fact it's entirely consistent I -- for instance the the discussion of issues related to. To homosexuality as as one of those areas of where I've been entirely consistent. But where people look to see if there's some change and there really isn't. I've lost cells that we should not discriminate against people based upon their sexual orientation. In the workplace. Government assignments and so forth on the other hand I always said I -- opposed to same sex marriage. That's been my posture from the very beginning continues to be my posture but I understand there's others that -- For political reasons front that changed partners are destroyed those things. Mike court you can see in my record as governor. When I wrote a book. And if there's ever any confusion some discussion to understand what you meant this as we Begin with and -- of the policy related to it. And warming I'm happy to elaborate. To make sure people understand exactly where I am I didn't -- that in the world politics. That if you have a position like mine which says look I think there's probably global warming. And I think humans contribute to it but it about how much and therefore I'm not willing to spend trillions of dollars on global warming projects. That's that's not eight. Extreme position -- -- the -- not saying global warming. Stop all -- or there's no such thing as global warming goes those things sound like you're strong one with the other my position is. Frankly I think right. And recent. But but requires more than one sentence answer therefore -- can be used as a way to. To try this characterized my views. But I do care about what you did yes of course I do care about -- for -- I am pro life. I -- favor traditional marriage I believe in the Second Amendment. And we'll support -- Those are those are principles which -- -- some of the keys of solutions of people concerned about the others that we don't talk about. That it was we talk about more.

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