Romney's Health Speech Venue: Another Misstep?

Written by Tim Mak on Thursday May 12, 2011

Romney is set to deliver a major policy speech at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. But the venue is raising some eyebrows.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich got off to a not-so-great start yesterday with some website problems just as he announced to 1.3 million people on Twitter that he was running for president. Mitt Romney seems to have bungled a few of the details of his campaign's first few weeks too.

As National Review notes, Romney is giving a major health care speech today at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center:

Two interesting tidbits about the Center: it’s affiliated with a university that provides abortions Planned Parenthood cannot do and it helped fund new embryonic stem cell lines — which requires the destruction of human embryos.

Since Romney is both pro-life and opposes embryonic stem cell research - as is a large proportion of the Republican primary electorate - this presents a bit of a problem.

This comes on the heels of two other missteps that have come with the launching of Romney's campaign: the announcement of his presidential exploratory committee on the fifth anniversary of Romneycare, and the adoption of a campaign slogan – “Believe in America” - that was once the slogan used by John Kerry's cross-country tour in 2004.

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