Mitt Romney Decides to Be Less Romney-ish About Ohio Union Law

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Republican presidential candidate former Governor Mitt Romney (C), R-MA makes a phone call as he greets and thanks Fairfax County Republican Committee phone bank volunteers at their headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, October 26, 2011.                             AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate former Governor Mitt Romney (C), R-MA makes a phone call as he greets and thanks Fairfax County Republican Committee phone bank volunteers at their headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, October 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JIM WATSON/2011 AFP

It took a full day for him to respond, for some reason, but Mitt Romney has finally clarified that he does, in fact, back the anti-union law passed by Ohio governor John Kasich and the Ohio legislature earlier this year. "I'm sorry if I created any confusion in that regard," he said today, referring to what seemed like a particularly odd dodge on the issue yesterday. "I fully support Gov. Kasich's — I think it's called Question 2. I fully support that." The reason he initially refused to declare his support? "What I was referring to is I know there are other ballot questions there in Ohio and I wasn't taking a position on those," Romney explained. And for good reason! One of those "other ballot questions" is a referendum to ban health-insurance mandates. There's no position Romney can take on that measure which wouldn't be extremely awkward for him to explain.

Mitt: Actually, I do support Ohio law [Politico]