Mitt Romney explained today why he voted for Paul Tsongas in 1992. He said:
"When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democrat primary, vote for the person who I thought would be the weakest opponent for the Republican."
However, there are several problems with this:
- Erick Erickson points out that it is not how Romney has explained it in the past.
- Romney donated money in 1992 to Democrats. He even did a fundraiser for a Democrat. So perhaps he wasn’t helping Republicans that year?
- Romney said he wasn’t for Bush. Again, in 1994, he said, "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
Can Mitt Romney stop lying? Is it possible?
Furthermore, this is just dumb. Why is he talking about this? He could just admit that he was wrong and go on. But no, he has to invent something.