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Mitt Romney's March Madness

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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SHADOW BOXING Mitt

Following comments that look increasingly less like hyperbole than they do outright lies, Mitt Romney found his talking points hijacked by the will of a hungry press corp on Thursday. Turns out the Boston Phoenix was spot on in reporting that the Mormon presidential candidate's father, late Michigan Governor George Romney, had not in fact marched with Martin Luther King—and as such Mitt had not seen it happen, as he had claimed in a speech recently (that clip is here). Well, not in the conventional sense of the word seen, anyway.

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"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."

And now Romney's left to writhe around in the slip-up's afterbirth, all to the general amusement of field reporters eager to hear about Romney did see, exactly.

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