Romney Cold Busted for MLK Fib

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

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earlier this month when Mitt Romney made that impassioned speech about religious freedom and claimed, "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King"? (About 18 seconds into the clip above.)

Apparently, Mitt Romney had a dream of his own.

Boston Phoenix reporter David Bernstein asked the Romney camp for details about that incident. They told him it happened in Grosse Pointe, Michigan—a march briefly referred to in a 1967 David Broder book on the Republican Party. But the Grosse Pointe Historical Society tells the Phoenix King never marched there. (The Civil Rights movement leader appeared only once in town, after Broder's book was published.)

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As for seeing his father in that march? Mitt was smack dab in the middle of his requisite two-year Mormon mission—in Le Havre, France.



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