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"Mitt Romney isn't pro-choice, he's not anti-choice, he's multiple choice" -- Ted Kennedy, 1994

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Perhaps among the more self-indulgent of the appallingly well-stocked well-spring of rancid fisherman's tales Mitt Romney's campaign hope voters will swallow hook, line and sinker this fall, is the tale of Mitt heroically swooping into Utah -- like a Salt Lake City Superman -- to "save" the 2002 Winter Olympics.   In the licentious arena of malformed professional embellishments by politicians, the Romney-as-Olympics-savior assertion joins another such falsehood -- popularized by way of right-wing media distortion over a decade ago -- that of Al Gore claiming to have "invented" the Internet .  

It is also in precise tune with many other of the revisionist jingles produced by Romney including his claim that "Obamacare" is so far-removed from its antecedent, "Romneycare" -- Mitt's signature legislative accomplishment as a " severely conservative " Massachusetts governor -- that as president he'd repeal the Obama version.  

Or, that the net result of the years he spent slicing and dicing acquired businesses into millions of tiny pieces as a corporate raider at Bain Capital was the creation of "over 100,000 jobs ."

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Then, of course, there's the attack ad released late last year in which he attributes to President Obama, a comment that Romney knew was made by Arizona Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Anthony Barnes, of Boston, Massachusetts, is a free-lance writer who leans toward the progressive end of the political spectrum. "When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to (more...)

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