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Mitt Romney on Augusta National women ban: ‘Of course I’d have women in Augusta’

Apr 5, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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Earlier today President Obama weighed in on the Augusta National controversy — as you know, chairman Billy Payne refuses to discuss the prospect of the club finally admitting a woman member for the first time ever. Obama, through press secretary, Jay Carney, said that it’s “his personal opinion is that women should be admitted to the club.”

It was only a matter of hours before Mitt Romney was asked the same question. Romney:

“Well of course. I’m not a member of Augusta. I don’t know if I would qualify — my golf game is not that good — but certainly if I were a member and if I could run Augusta, which isn’t likely to happen, but of course I’d have women in Augusta. Sure.”

Both have been careful to parse this with ‘As a private club, it’s up to them’ wording, but the message is basically the same.: We need women voters on our side.

  1. skids003 - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Once again, the Prezz is “weighing in” in something he has no business in. Of course, the press asks Romney so they can make a political issue out of it. I think the country has more pressing issues than Augusta allowing women to be members.

  2. mybrunoblog - Apr 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Why do people give a damm about this? It is a private club. Leave them alone.