Mitt Romney didn’t tell the truth. Again.

In answer to questions about whether he would sign an assault weapons ban, Romney said: "Just as the president said, he would have, he would have signed that bill if it came to his desk, and so would have I. And, and, and yet I also was pleased to have the support of the NRA when I ran for governor. I sought it, I seek it now. I’d love to have their support."

Later in the interview, he added the following:

"I just talked about, about guns. I told you what my position was, and what I, what I did as governor; the fact that I received the endorsement of the NRA."

So? It just ain’t true, as his campaign even admits:

He was never endorsed by the NRA, and didn’t have their official support during his 2002 gubernatorial campaign. The NRA declined to endorse in that race, as was acknowledged by Romney’s spokesman this morning.

"The NRA did not endorse in the 2002 campaign," said spokesman Kevin Madden, when asked about Romney’s comments. "Mitt Romney as a candidate received a respectable B grade rating from the NRA, and when he was governor he had the support of the NRA and the Gun Owners Action League in relaxing some of the state’s burdensome licensing regulations."

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ee2793 · December 16, 2007 at 9:07 PM

Almost as horrible as claiming you have a degree in religion, Hucklenut.

eye · December 16, 2007 at 10:21 PM

Ummmmm. Ummmm. Isn’t a BA in Bible Studies a degree in religion?

Rachel · December 16, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Myth Romney says what he thinks sounds good at the time.

He is not presidential material.

ee2793 · December 17, 2007 at 10:29 PM

Attention Hucklenuts Galore:
“But now Huckabee is denying that he has a theology degree. His staff corrected Jim Geraghty, who understandably thought Huckabee had such a degree. The Huckabee campaign stated: “Governor Huckabee doesn’t have a theology degree. He only spent a year in seminary.”

Geraghty had cited Huckabee’s alleged theology degree to question Huckabee’s suggestion that he was outgunned in terms of knowledge about comparative religion by the New York Times reporter with whom he discussed Mormonism. Now that it no longer seemed in Huckabee’s interest to have the theology degree, the campaign revealed that he lacks one.” Powerline.

mikeVA · December 18, 2007 at 1:35 AM

Dayton, help me understand. A profile for you on Xing says that you hold a position in the Young Republican Federation. And the site wants contributions, it wants to support Republicans.

Why would you use incendiary language like “liar”? Your personal vendetta against Romney is absolutely insane.

No wonder the Republican party has problems with nitwits like you running around.

How are you involved in the Republican party?
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Young Republican National Federation

International Secretary, http://www.yrnf.com
–snip–

eye · December 18, 2007 at 6:39 AM

Call out the crooks like Doolittle and Abramoff. And call out the people who lie to our voters.

I note that you didn’t quibble with the facts.

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