Dean Scontras Is "Running (Away) From A Point Of Principle"

October 25, 2010 2:17 pm ET — Jamison Foser

Maine Republican congressional candidate Dean Scontras is running as fast as he can away from his far-right opposition to abortion "without exception," saying Roe v. Wade is "the law of the land. ... Why bang the drum about it? I'm not going to be able to change it."

Scontras' current rhetoric stands in stark contrast to what he was saying just two years ago:

This is something that is obviously very close to my heart [...] I speak with the courage of my convictions when I say to you honestly and openly, I am pro-life. I am pro-life from conception and without exception. And I had a lot of people tell me early on, "Economy, we love you on the economy, and we love you on defense, and we love you as a fiscal conservative perspective. But you can't win the race like that." I don't care if it's this issue or any other issue, Dean Scontras is running from a point of principle and with the courage of my convictions.


In 2008, Scontras was "running from a point of principle." Now he's running away from a point of principle.