"I was pleased that as I ran for governor, I received the support of the NRA and I hope to receive their support now." - Source AmSpec Blog
"I was pleased that when I ran for Governor that I received the endorsement of the NRA and I hope to receive their support now." - Source ABC Blogs
Actual Audio says SUPPORT not ENDORSEMENT.
ABC misquoted. Romney never said endorsed.
“I see this as utterly Clintonian. When a candidate says, in a political context, that he had the “support” of a group, most normal people take that to mean that organization endorsed him. Especially given that Romney got in trouble over making similar comments on national television, he should have been clear that he just meant phone banking. At best, his answer was misleading. But I’m sure the McCain haters out there will have a different take.”