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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Romney Admits His Adviser Made the Anti-Obama "Anglo Saxon" Remark

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Yesterday, NBC's Brian Williams asked Romney about his adviser's anonymous racist remarks about President Obama not understanding America's "Anglo-Saxon heritage." Though Romney's campaign had earlier denied that the statement was ever made, Romney simply backed away from the statement:


Earlier today, Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul flatly denied the comments came from anyone inside the Romney camp, or that those views were shared by the former Massachusetts governor. Romney said he was generally "not enthusiastic" about adopting the comments of unnamed advisers in newspaper stories, and pointed out he gets "advice" every day along rope lines and on the street.

“But I can tell you that we have a very special relationship between the United States and Great Britain," Romney said. "It goes back to our very beginnings, cultural … and historical. But I also believe the president understands that. So I don't know agree with whoever that advisor might be. But do agree that we have a very common bond between ourselves and Great Britain."


So the Romney campaign has already flip-flopped on whether the racist statement came from inside the campaign. It's hard to believe this adviser was someone who once shared his feelings with Romney on a rope line. Maybe by tomorrow, Romney will vow to flush out the racist in his organization. It could happen—you never can tell which Romney you're going to get when the sun comes up, after all.

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