Blunt Talk Makes Mitt Stumble

The Blunt Amendment would block the president from forcing religious institutions to offer contraception. Asked today if he supports the amendment, Mitt Romney said no.

The day after his bullet-dodging win in Michigan, Romney told an Ohio News Network reporter that he doesn't support an amendment being pushed by Sen. Roy Blunt, a top Mitt Romney supporter, that would overturn the Obama administration's much-debated birth control requirement.

His campaign immediately clarified, saying he was in favor of the amendment. Here he is explaining to Howie.

Romney's campaign is insisting the question was asked in a confusing way, and that his response wasn't what he meant. The bill, they note, doesn't ban contraception.