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Romney's Inexplicable Debate Fibs
Buzzfeed ^ | 1/8/2012 | Buzzfeed Politics

Posted on 01/08/2012 11:44:09 AM PST by Qbert

Why not just tell the truth? The odd, small shadings of truth were the talk of the spin room in Concord after Sunday's debate.

CONCORD, New Hampshire -- Mitt Romney's generally strong debate performance was marred by two small and inexplicable shadings of fact -- moments that left reporters, rivals, and allies shaking their heads and wondering why he he couldn't just give a straight and obvious answer to relatively trivial questions.

Early in the debate, Rick Santorum pressed Romney on why he hadn't run for re-election in 2006, when his first term as Governor expired. Romney suggested it was because politics isn't his calling:

I think it's unusual, and-- and perhaps-- understandable, that people who spend their life in politics imagine that if you get in politics that that's all you wanna do. That if you've been elected to something, well, you get-- wanna get reelected and reelected.

I went to Massachusetts to make it different. I didn't go there to begin a political career, running time and time again. made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do. I listed out the accomplishments we wanted to pursue in our administration. There were 100 things we wanted to do. Those things I pursued aggressively. Some we won. Some we didn't.

Run again? That would be about me. I was trying to help get the state in best shape as I possibly could. Left the-- the world of politics, went back into business.

This is, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, ridiculous. Romney left the governor's office for a presidential campaign that hasn't stopped since.

You had been out of state for something like 200 days preparing to run for president. You didn't have this interlude of ... citizenship while you thought about what to do. You were running for president while you were governor. You were gone all over the country. You were-- you were out of state consistently.

You then promptly reentered politics. You happened to lose to McCain as you had lost to Kennedy.

The second apparent fib came when Romney was asked about the ads attacking Newt Gingrich aired by Restore our Future, the Super PAC that supports Romney.

"I haven't seen the ads," he said.

Seconds later: "The ad I saw said you were forced out of the speakership."

Romney went down to list attacks from the ad in question, which could be any of (or some combination of) the Restore Our Future spots. Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said after the debate Romney meant to say he hadn't seen all the ads. "He described the one ad he did see," he said.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: documentedliarmitt; fibs; gingrich; liarromney; romney; romneytheliar; theliarromney
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1 posted on 01/08/2012 11:44:13 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Romney says he’s in the private sector. Michael Dukakis could say the same. Al Gore too


2 posted on 01/08/2012 11:46:32 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Qbert

“The odd, small shadings of truth”

It is the mormon way.


3 posted on 01/08/2012 11:50:58 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: Qbert

The man does not even have the decency to be embarrassed. If asked, he will tell the same lie again.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 11:51:49 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Qbert

Romney is a congenital liar. And has been since 1947.


5 posted on 01/08/2012 11:52:29 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Qbert

Lacking principles, Romney regards truth as anything that provides him an opportunity to serve his self interest.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 11:52:29 AM PST by pallis
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Romney described “chapter and verse” the ad he hadn’t seen.

Amazing!

The same vicious attack ad on Newt Gingrich the Wa-Po righteously stained with 4 Pinocchio’s.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 11:52:45 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL. Is 1947 the year of his birth?


8 posted on 01/08/2012 11:54:07 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Qbert

This man is pathetic. He is exactly the same as the current “Divine One” in the White House. They both share the feature of saying and doing anything that will further their goal of obtaining office. What clowns. The only people worse than these two are the people who vote for them!


9 posted on 01/08/2012 11:56:18 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Qbert; aMorePerfectUnion

Romney is a compulsive liar. He has been raised that it is better to lie to make things (himself or his church) look good always give ‘faith promoting history’ and dodge things that might raise eyebrows or change the subject.


10 posted on 01/08/2012 11:56:52 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: onyx

Yeah, he’s just a kid. Still wet behind the ears. But he’s been an abortionist since 1972 when his mama taught him that’s the way to go.


11 posted on 01/08/2012 11:57:02 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: onyx

Mitt also did not address the most egregious of the prevarications...that Newt was “fined” 300k for “ethics violations.” I noticed he left that one out.


12 posted on 01/08/2012 11:57:11 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: onyx

I’m guessing his mama was a fan of the Margaret Sanger way of reducing the poor population.


13 posted on 01/08/2012 11:58:27 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: MestaMachine

Yep, he’s a pro. LOL


14 posted on 01/08/2012 11:59:33 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

"This man is pathetic. He is exactly the same as the current “Divine One” in the White House. They both share the feature of saying and doing anything that will further their goal of obtaining office."

Yep. And the elites wonder why 75% of Republicans don't trust him.

15 posted on 01/08/2012 12:00:21 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh yeah.


16 posted on 01/08/2012 12:06:34 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Qbert

Not that I am a big Romney fan, but let’s not blow this out of proportion. He is a politician, by definition he is lying every-time his mouth moves. Every politician on that stage lied last night and coached the truth. It is their nature and the nature of the beast. Politics and the truth do not mix.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 12:08:03 PM PST by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: ez

I think Romney mumbled something about $3 grand. He didn’t want to clearly address that slander.

Romney can be taken down, were the moderators like Gregory, willing to permit Newt and Sanotrum to go after him, unlike Faux’s in-the-tank wussies.


18 posted on 01/08/2012 12:09:35 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Qbert
Romney Worry, Romney not worried...
19 posted on 01/08/2012 12:11:30 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So what do we cons do if we are left with no other choice BUT Romney? What then?


20 posted on 01/08/2012 12:14:41 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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