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Romney Touted The Endorsement of Akin’s Dr. Doom

The doctor who schooled Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) on a woman's body's magical power to "shut that whole thing down" after being raped, Dr. John Willke, was a surrogate for the Romney campaign during the Republican primary in 2008 and Mitt Romney proudly boasted of his endorsement.

Thanks to the magic of web archives

Saturday, Oct 20, 2007

Boston, MA – Today, Dr. John Willke, a founder of the Pro Life Movement, endorsed Governor Mitt Romney and his campaign for our nation's highest office. Dr. Willke is a leading voice within the pro-life community and will be an important surrogate for Governor Romney's pro-life and pro-family agenda.

"Unlike other candidates who only speak to the importance of confronting the major social issues of the day, Governor Romney has a record of action in defending life. Every decision he made as Governor was on the side of life. I know he will be the strong pro-life President we need in the White House," said Dr. Willke. "Governor Romney is the only candidate who can lead our pro-life and pro-family conservative movement to victory in 2008."

Welcoming Dr. Willke's announcement, Governor Romney said, "I am proud to have the support of a man who has meant so much to the pro-life movement in our country. He knows how important it is to have someone in Washington who will actively promote pro-life policies. Policies that include more than appointing judges who will follow the law but also opposing taxpayer funded abortion and partial birth abortion. I look forward to working with Dr. Willke and welcome him to Romney for President."

Something tells me Romney is no longer looking forward to working with Dr. Willke. At least not in public. A quiet room will suffice.

(ht @maddow)