Romney distorts and uses the crystal ball

Posted on September 21, 2012 by

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At a campaign event in Boston yesterday, Mitt Romney said, “The president waved the white flag of surrender. He said he can’t change Washington from the inside. He can only change it from outside.

“Well, we’re going to give him that chance in November. He’s going outside. I can change Washington. I will change Washington. We’ll get the job done from the inside – Republicans and Democrats will come together. He can’t do it. His slogan was ‘Yes, we can.’ His slogan now is ‘No, I can’t.’

Two problems. Did the President say he can’t succeed when he made the waive the white flag of surrender” comment? No. So we judge that to be a misstatement.

In the second paragraph, he said that he will change Washington. How many previous candidates have said that? We have said countless times we find it ridiculous when candidates predict what they will do, forgetting all the potential obstacles and often not getting it done.