Video: Impassioned, articulate case for abortion made by ... Mitt Romney

This was posted on YouTube yesterday. McCain staffer, do you think? Or one of Rudy’s boys?

He says his views have “evolved” in the past 12 years. Compare his point in the clip about not imposing his beliefs on people with this quote from an editorial published in 2005:

I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view. But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate.

Handsome, poised, eloquent: he’s another George Clooney. If Clooney were slightly further to the left.

YouTube is really going to be hopping once Campaign ’08 starts in earnest, huh?

Update: Romney also supports the surge.