According to The Hill, Scott Brown refused to say whether he still backs Mitt Romney for president, despite having been asked directly several times.
Scott Brown won’t say if he still supports Romney for president
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) refused to say whether he still supports Mitt Romney for president on Wednesday, a day after he distanced himself from Romney’s now famous “47 percent” remarks in comments first made to The Hill….
Brown hedged when asked by The Hill if Romney’s comments made him hesitant to support him. ”Listen, you’re going to have to speak to Governor Romney about what his plans are. I’m doing what I’ve been doing,” he said. When asked again if he still supported Romney’s campaign, Brown again avoided a direct answer.
Good grief. I said on the radio the other day that, what with his dodging the Republican National Convention, barely mentioning the word “Republican” any more, touting his appearances with President Obama in his advertising, and all the rest of it, Brown is seeming more and more like a man without a party – and evidence of RMG’s decreasing enthusiasm for him seems to support that position. But to refuse to commit to supporting Mitt Romney for president? Wow. That’s astonishing. I wonder if he will “clarify” his position later on today.
UPDATE: Right on schedule, Brown campaign spokesperson Alleigh Marré was asked whether Brown still backs Romney for president, and Marré apparently gave a one-word answer: “Yes.”
She then posted the following on Twitter:
Sen Brown was one of the 1st to support Romney for Pres and will continue to do so because he is the best person to put America back to work
That’s not good enough, frankly. I want to hear it from Senator Brown himself, and I’d think others would as well. After all, it was Brown himself who refused to commit to backing Romney in the interview with The Hill. If he wants to fix that, he needs to do it in person.