Thank you Tommy Christopher and @OTOOLEFAN for spotting this. As Tommy describes it so aptly, this is "The Most Ridiculous Statement I’ve Ever Seen On Television"... and CNN aired it. Right out loud. On purpose. Gloria Borger:
“In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American, but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.”
In the middle of what, a pile of cash? A patisserie filled with delectable French goodies? Why, he was so brave, I bet he even slept with his windows wide open!
What a hero. What nerves of steel it must have taken to live in a Paris mansion with a "cook, a servant, stained glass windows and expensive art, that later became an embassy" after he demonstrated in favor of a Vietnam War draft but got that religious deferment.
So, CNN’s story is that Mitt Romney had it tough during Vietnam because the protests in France made it hard for his dad to send him money.
Willard Romney is right in the middle of it alright.