Romney Hits The Airwaves

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) announced Tuesday that he will air the first television ad of the 2008 campaign, using the medium to portray himself as a Washington outsider with a record of accomplishment. The ads will begin running Wednesday and rotate through the early battleground states of New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, Michigan and Florida.

Romney has recently come under scrutiny from other Republican presidential candidates for his previous statements on abortion and gay marriage. The video below highlights part of his debate with Democrat Shannon O'Brien in Massachusetts' 2002 gubernatorial race.

"I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose," Romney says in the clip. "I want the voters to know exactly where I'm going to stand as governor. I am not going to change our pro-choice laws in Massachusetts in any way. I will preserve them. I will protect them. I will enforce them."

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