msnbc's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" hosted a good interview today with Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, on Romney/Ryan, the Republican Party, women's health, and reproductive rights. It's well worth your time.
But The Political Carnival caught something interesting Andrea Mitchell said in the last 15 seconds of the segment that seemed especially noteworthy.
For those who can't watch clips online, the host told viewers, as the segment wrapped up, "We should point out that we have been trying to get the Romney campaign to join this debate today, and they have said that they don't have an appropriate spokesperson."
The Romney campaign has a small army of spokespersons and surrogates to discuss every issue under the sun -- or at a minimum, repeat talking points while slamming President Obama -- but when the subject is women's health and reproductive rights, all of a sudden, Team Romney doesn't have "an appropriate spokesperson" at all. They'd rather send no one then send a spokesperson to defend the ticket's positions on these hot-button, in-the-news issues.
It's almost as if the Republican presidential campaign is uncomfortable with the subject.