Skip to comments.Four Pinocchios for Romney on MLK ("Well, it was somebody who certainly looked like him.")
Posted on 12/23/2007 2:18:05 PM PST by greyfoxx39
"They [George Romney and Martin Luther King] were hand in hand...They led the march. We all swung our hands, and they held their hands up above everybody else's."
Quote distributed by the Mitt Romney campaign.
After news reports challenged Mitt Romney's repeated accounts of his father marching with Martin Luther King, his campaign put a reporter from Politico in touch with eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen the former Michigan governor "hand in hand" with the civil rights leader. But their memories are almost certainly flawed as contemporaneous news reports show that King was addressing a meeting in New Jersey at the time the eyewitnesses supposedly saw him in Grosse Pointe, MI.
Romney did show up at a smaller march the following Saturday in the exclusive Grosse Pointe suburb of Michigan to protest housing discrimination. But contemporaneous news reports show that King had left the Michigan area by then, and was traveling in the Northeast
"I was fifteen feet away from them [Romney and MLK]," said Robertson, 64, who attended Grosse Pointe high school. "You don't forget that kind of thing."
I called up one of the eyewitnesses cited by Politico and the Romney campaign, Ashby Robertson.
When I told Robertson that news reports placed Martin Luther King in New Jersey at the time, he replied: "Well, it was somebody who certainly looked like him."
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Again, what in the world gives you this idea? What are you smoking?
How do you come up with this ridiculous theory? Head in the sand syndrome?
greyfoxx39 - Again, what in the world gives you this idea? What are you smoking?
Hillary or Obama either one would beat Mitt to death with the "race card".
Is Romney saying that his dad was for civil rights this big a deal? I mean, it’s not like he said, “I did not have sex with that woman”.
If you don’t like Romney, come up with something substantive.
“If you dont like Romney, come up with something substantive.”
don’t bother hoping for that.
The game is simple. DNC/Hillary are in panic mode. Their attack ads are directed almost exclusively against Romney since they know he is the biggest threat. So their attack machine (liberal ragtags from Concord to NYT) prints BS stories which get distributed by frustrated fredheads.
In a way, I can understand fredheads. Their own candidate is polling at 3% (!) in key states, no money and no plan. This is pretty frustrating but distributing DNC planted BS stories from MSM helps a bit. I don’t know, if my candidate would be polling at 3% I would be pretty depressed myself.
Anyway, this is great news. Clearly, DNC feels Romney is unique threat and must be eliminated in primaries. Everytime liberal ragtag attacks Romney and it is posted here, Romney’s numbers go up. It is pretty good thing to be attacked by DNC.
Given the desperation of “3% club”, I’m sure these BS attacks against Romney go up in the coming days. Incidentally, so do Romney’s poll numbers.
Did you miss out on all the other threads on this subject?
Oh, so we have TWO of them lying about Dr. King.....interesting.
It just keeps getting worse for Team Myth!
Since Nov 1, 2007
Are you a paid operative of the Romney Campaign?
Is Romney ready to call the author of this statement a false prophet and a racial bigot:
"Let this Church which is called the kingdom of God on the earth; we will sommons the first presidency, the twelve, the high counsel, the Bishoprick, and all the elders of Isreal, suppose we summons them to apear here, and here declare that it is right to mingle our seed, with the black race of Cain, that they shall come in with with us and be pertakers with us of all the blessings God has given to us. On that very day, and hour we should do so, the preisthood is taken from this Church and kingdom and God leaves us to our fate. The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain the Church must go to desstruction, -- we should receive the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the priesthood untill that curse be removed.
"Therefore I will not consent for one moment to have an african dictate me or any Bren. with regard to Church or State Government. I may vary in my veiwes from others, and they may think I am foolish in the things I have spoken, and think that they know more than I do, but I know I know more than they do. If the Affricans cannot bear rule in the Church of God, what buisness have they to bear rule in the State and Government affairs of this Territory or any others?"
Read the thread
What difference? They are both lying...big lies. You a MItt supporter?
THIS is the best Romney haters can do?
“Did you miss out on all the other threads on this subject?”
Yeah, they all make a big deal out of Romney saying his dad marched with MLK. And I say, if he didn’t actually march with MLK on a particular day, it’s no big deal.
Now, if you want to attack Romney because he’s a big spender or pro-abortion, or some other substantive issue, I might pay attention to it. But this flap is just a waste of time.
So congratulations, Romney loathers, the Washington Post, along with the Globe and the Times, are on the case. What "fact checking" has Michael Dobbs published about the Democrat candidates?
As far as I am concerned, Romney can hold his head high in regards to his family being on the right side of the civil rights issue when it counted.
Hokum. The Romney campaign hasn't turned up any news reports from '63 that say Romney and King marched together. Their activities are both well-documented: Romney was respecting the Sabbath and declined to do the march on June 23, something King spoke of at the time; and King was in New Jersey when Romney finally attended an event at Grosse Pointe MI on June 29.
"My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit."
It's no big deal to you that Mitt completely made that up?
“THIS is the best Romney haters can do?”
You have to remember that these people have nothing else left. Their candidate is polling at 3% in key states (!), with zero chance of winning so all they have is to spread DNC planted MSM attack articles. At least it makes them feel better so we should understand them. Substantive criticism requires skills not necessary available among rapid MDS-sufferers. It is much easier to repeat DNC stories or to shout short slogans (GO XXX!). It is sad but true. Their candidate has a great message, but the messenger is wrong.
I might be pretty frustrated myself if my favorite candidate would be polling at 3% (ok 5% in Iowa, 2.8% in NH).
DNC/MSM attacks are clear proof that they are afraid of Romney. It is a pretty good news.