It’s pretty stunning that Romney can’t throw his spontaneous support behind women receiving equal pay as men. According to this article, when asked about the Lilly Ledbetter Act, his campaign pulled the ol’ “We’ll get back to you on that line:”
Romney’s advisers held a conference call inviting reporters to ask questions. One was simple and straightforward: “Does Gov. Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?”
In other words, when a woman is paid less than a man for doing the same work, does the presumptive Republican nominee support her right to fight for the equal pay she’s guaranteed under the law? That’s exactly what the bill that bears my name ensures — it simply gives workers a fair shot to make their case in court. …
Romney’s team has certainly had enough time to think about its candidate’s positions — he’s been running for president for six years — and about the law in question, which was the very first one that Barack Obama signed as president more than three years ago.
But Romney’s team drew a blank. The line went silent. Crickets. When an adviser finally piped up, it wasn’t to answer the question. It was to tell the reporter, “We’ll get back to you on that.”
Of course, stunning as it is, it shouldn’t come as much surprise, since Romney doesn’t seem to have had one spontaneous thought in this campaign, unless, of course, it was a “spontaneous” gaffe about not being concerned about poor people, etc. and other unsightly miscues.