NRA endorses Romney: Day 22 romney’s ray of hope.

Why Today Was a Good Day for Mitt Romney

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Oct. 15 2012 3:47 PM

A Ray of Hope

Why today was a good day for Mitt Romney.

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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.

22 days to go:

Today’s Good News for Romney: Mitt Romney used to like gun control. So did Barack Obama. Now both candidates support virtually the same broad range of gun rights—but only Mitt Romney has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun lobbying group that once feared supporting a candidate who has very publicly endorsed strong gun control measures in the past. Recently the NRA revealed that it has purchased more than $1.3 million worth of anti-Obama television advertisements in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, and Virginia. The Romney campaign’s attempts to craft a pro-gun image, aided by Paul Ryan’s love of hunting, has clearly worked, and the super PAC ads are hitting at a key moment as Romney builds momentum in those critical states.

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Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers the law and LGBTQ issues.

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