We are all used to Presidential candidates revising history (or as I like to call it – lying) to help their candidacies.
But former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is setting a new standard for blatant falsehoods that can be easily be refuted.
On the heels of his changed positions on abortion & gay rights, his latest revision involves the 1992 Presidential Election.
“ In an interview taped for broadcast Sunday on ABC’s ”This Week,” Romney said he voted for former Sen. Paul Tsongas, D-Mass., to support a candidate he thought might be the weakest opponent for President George H.W. Bush.”
”When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democratic primary, vote for the person who I thought would be the weakest opponent for the Republican,” he said.
Now leaving aside that Mitt gave an entirely different explanation when he was trying to appeal to liberal voters in Massachusetts, his facts are wrong and can be easily checked.
There was as much of a real contest in the Republican primary as there was in the Democratic one.
Tsongas won the Democratic contest with 66% versus Gerry Brown’s 15% & Bill Clinton’s 11%.
Bush won the Republican primary with 66% versus Pat Buchanan’s 28%
And many less votes were cast in the GOP contest, so Mitt’s vote for Bush would have been more valuable to the one cast for Tsongas.