The Washington Times - June 2, 2011, 02:47PM

That didn’t take long.

Right around the time former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was officially announcing his second bid for the White House, Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s 2012 camp blasted out an email outlining what they see as Romney’s shortcomings.


“With Gov. Romney officially announcing his run for the GOP presidential nomination today, I’m sure we’ll be seeing many mentions of his record on health care — which are warranted,” said Gary Howard, Mr. Paul’s spokesman, in the email. “But other parts of his record, that probably also warrants some highlighting.”

Mr. Howard goes on to say that Mr. Romney’s campaign website from his 2002 gubernatorial run highlights his questionable stances on gun control and abortion. According to Mr. Howard, the website said:

“On Gun Control: Mitt Romney supports the strict enforcement of gun laws. He is a supporter of the federal weapons ban. Mitt also believes in the rights of those who hunt to responsibly own and use firearms.”

“On Abortion Rights: As Governor, Mitt Romney would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change. The choice to have an abortion is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not the government’s.”