2008 Mitt Romney: Well, It Depends on the Meaning of “March” and “With”
posted by December 20 at 9:23 AMon
Here’s what Mitt Romney said: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”
Pretty unambiguous—back when Mormons still believed that dark-skinned peoples were cursed, and they weren’t allowed to become Mormons (poor dears), Mitt’s Mormon dad marched with Martin Luther King. Unfortunately for Romney, Martin Luther King Jr.’s whereabouts during the Civil Rights Movement were tracked pretty closely—by his allies, the media, J. Edgar Hoover, etc.—and guess what? Romney’s dad never marched with King. Back to the Romney camp:
On Wednesday, Romney’s campaign said his recollections of watching his father, an ardent civil rights supporter, march with King were meant to be figurative. “He was speaking figuratively, not literally,” Eric Fehrnstrom, spokesman for the Romney campaign, said of the candidate.
And you gotta love the statement the Romney camp gave the paper that busted Romney for the lie, the Boston Phoenix…
A spokesperson for Mitt Romney now tells the Phoenix that George W. Romney and Martin Luther King Jr. marched together in June, 1963—although possibly not on the same day or in the same city.