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Tonight's money count president Obama's plan to require Catholic hospitals and universities to provide free contraception.
As a Catholic Church up in arms.
But is it having a ripple effect in the GOP drivers of its all this attention Rick -- swept three states last night and has raised a lot more money of course Rick Santorum is -- -- Joining us now former Virginia governor James Gill mortgage -- governor thank you for coming at first of all great to see -- do you think that that had to do with that -- this -- last night president Obama's forcing Catholic Church -- -- the church to do this.
What might -- if we had the same sex marriage ruling out of California and then we had this pronouncement of the Obama administration.
I just think that there may have been some values voters that just felt like -- under siege.
And they they went to the guy -- the Roman Catholic guy who was in the race who was speaking out on those issues immediately and probably did have an effect -- probably.
Ultimately affects the nomination but it probably happen well I'm.
I'm not sure for well -- -- there there is something for Mitt Romney -- when he was involved with health care changes in Massachusetts back in 2005.
That the legislature.
At first he rejected in many did reverse course he signed on -- very much the same thing -- Catholic.
Didn't want to do -- but they have to provide the morning after pill.
Four for all rape victims all rape victims are regardless Catholic Church was against it.
The legislator voted Ford and the governor Mitt Romney eventually side.
Well I think he spoke out though while yesterday and indicated that -- he was supportive of the Catholic church's position on this.
And it's a it's a matter of conscience for the Catholic Church I think they feel like that they will be violating their principles.
If they're forced to provide that that type of service.
But a lot of you can understand -- -- governor but you can understand why a lot of Catholics may be suspicious of Mitt Romney's statements on this because.
He said the same thing but then backed down at a reverse course in fact the Boston Herald back in 2005 said.
Governor Romney has now executed an Olympic caliber double flip flopped.
On the issue of emergency contraception so he did flip flop -- -- back then what's to guarantee what do the same now.
Well I I think that that his position I think has been pretty clear on this and that he is the end of the day.
I think that should he become the nominee.
That needs of people in the Catholic Church you are being forced to do this are gonna really be upset and -- with the president United States -- I think -- they are clearly beyond that that's where -- of their ire is gonna end up.
In a general election campaigns for the gonna end up voting I believe for.
For governor Romney should be the nominee and I think he will be but again were were a little distance from November it's not a it's not a done deal yet last night perhaps proof that.
Is -- -- directly gonna have to answer his role in forcing Catholic institutions in Massachusetts.
To do the same thing that Obama is forcing them to do nationwide.
B stood by am and I think that's that's the plan that he's gonna have going forward that is exactly what he says he's gonna do -- to stand by the Catholic church and there.
They're pronouncement to believe -- at the end of the day -- not been Romney used on the Catholic church -- the people of that faith and that they have to do this it's it's President Obama.
So I think in the end.
It's not going to make a difference I believe we are gonna stick with the I you know I understand you consider it -- said he said -- and I understand he said that.
But again he told the same thing at a Catholic Church in Massachusetts that.
Back in 2005 and then reversed course a 180 degrees and went with the legislature and signed off on a bill that does mostly the same of what Obama is asking.
But I think -- position is perfectly clear now is exactly what he's gonna do what he's saying and I think he's actually saying the same thing that Rick Santorum -- saying at the end of the day us.
Opposite from the position that the president has been taken.
So when the time comes to vote in November I think that that -- -- -- members of the Catholic faith are going to vote for the candidate that's running against.
Barack Obama -- I think that's going to be Mitt Romney.
I think that -- governor -- is speaking out on the growth issues that are going to be so very important.
But obviously you're on -- that's going to be the key to the election who's gonna grow the economy get people jobs and get people moving again our.
And I believe that this issue is gonna join in with that and it's gonna it's gonna create a strong -- Well this has to be last question because -- literally run out of time but but the fact is that that what we were talking about -- speaker of the house Danny mastered.
A moment ago was it he's got a direct straight on the issue of debt of -- care if there are similarities between.
What happened with -- care obamacare I think he's got to spell out clearly the mistakes that were made with Romney care as they relate to -- -- don't you.
I think that he has to -- draw distinction.
But I think that this is a national program that is an affect now that that President Obama trying to put into effect.
And I do think that that governor Romney is speaking out on that issue.
And I believe he's indicating that it's going to be really negative towards the economy.
As well as everything else as well as on commanding people to do things.
That they ought not to do -- I think he's got to -- -- even more clearly -- he has governor James Gilmore great to have -- thank you for being here appreciate it Chris.