Little Know Fact: Mitt Romney and Dad marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    In the most-watched speech of his political career, speaking on “Faith in America” at College Station, Texas, earlier this month, Mitt Romney evoked the strongest of all symbolic claims to civil-rights credentials: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”

    He has repeated the claim several times recently, most prominently to Tim Russert on Meet the Press. But, while the late George W. Romney, a four-term governor of Michigan, can lay claim to a strong record on civil rights, the Phoenix can find no evidence that the senior Romney actually marched with King, nor anything in the public record suggesting that he ever claimed to do so.

    Nor did Mitt Romney ever previously claim that this took place, until long after his father passed away in 1995 — not even when defending accusations of the Mormon church’s discriminatory past during his 1994 Senate campaign.

    Was it all a dream? - News Features

    Romney said in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald, "My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit." It's a claim that he continued to make over the years, most notably during a 2007 interview on Meet the Press with the late Tim Russert.
    He said, "You can see what I believed and what my family believed by looking at our lives. My dad marched with Martin Luther King. My mom was a tireless crusader for civil rights." A few days after the appearance, The Boston Phoenix reported that they could not find any record of a march that featured both King and Romney.

    Mitt Romney's Martin Luther King problem: Will the candidate's MLK tall tales come back to haunt him?

    MITT ROMNEY ---> I HAD A "DREAM" NO SERIOUSLY, IT WAS A "DREAM"

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    Why would Mitt make such an emotional claim, when it was a lie?
    The Mormon's still discriminated against blacks at that time.
     
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    It's a little KNOW fact.

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    I'm sorry, my fingers were shaking from laughing when I ran across this story. And I thought the dog on the roof was bad.
     
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    Yeah. It's on par with President Obama getting BORN because of Selma!

    -- snopes.com: Say What, Barack?

    Snopes does its usual biased apologia for The ONE. But clearly, The ONE is not real good with dates or the notion that time moves FORWARD, not backward.
     
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    Oh please. Civil Rights started before 1960. And it didn't start with one march. How you can compare what Obama's parents went through with Mitt Romney's lies is amazing. You have a lot of nerve.
     
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    Yep, politicians lie and what they lie about needs to be factored into one's vote. In this case, doesn't matter if one is black or white, seems Mitt has a long history of wishing to be seen as with Civil Rights Movement, not a bad 'wish.'

    Not enough to make me a fan of him, but the wish still isn't bad.
     
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    you are a sea of fail.
     
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    rderp says, "The stupid dishonesty I point out is the worst most debased dishonesty and anybody who dares compare the dishonesty I point out to the mild irrelevant dishonesty of The ONE has some fucking nerve."

    (And, oh, by the way, you intellectual gnat, nothing I posted had anything to do with when the Civil Rights movement started.)

    Hurry back with more of your vapid blather!
     
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    Why do republicans have to justify their support for civil rights when it was the democrat party who fought against it? JFK and his quirky brother authorized Hoover's FBI to illegally spy on MLK and issue propaganda intended to discredit him. Segregationists like Al Gore's father, senator Gore fought against civil rights.
     

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