George Stephanopoulos continues to suck up to the right - apparently a feeble attempt to cleanse himself for the "sin" of having worked for President Clinton.
In this weekend's debate, George appropriately asked Romney about his views on contraception. When Romney replied that it was "silly thing" to raise such questions, since "no state wants to" ban contraception and there is no candidate "that wants to do so", Steph gave him a free pass." This is in spite of the fact that Mississippi had a referendum in November of 2011 that did try to ban some forms of contraception. Perhaps Romney missed that states are in fact discussing banning contraception, but surely he could not miss the presence on the stage with him of Rick Santorum - he who has said that contraception is "wrong" and that it is "dangerous" to our country.
The desire of Republicans to dance around the issue notwithstanding, both Romney and Santorum have loudly denounced both Title IX and Planned Parenthood - the two ways that a vast number of Americans get contraceptives.
Stephanopoulos asked a legitimate question. He should never have let Romney off the hook. If he thinks that failing to fulfill his obligation as debate moderator will make the Republicans more forgiving - he is sadly mistaken.