"Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world."
That's GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, explaining this morning why he won't be distancing himself from his Mormon faith.
That would be the same Mitt Romney who once said "I believe abortion should be safe and legal." It's also the same Mitt Romney who once promised to be a better advocate for gay rights than Ted Kennedy was. And yes, it's the same Mitt Romney who jettisoned both of those beliefs somewhere along the road to the White House.
Salon's Walter Shapiro and Michael Scherer have more on Romney's speech in '08 Roadies.
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.