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VIDEO- Mitt Romney: "I Stand By What I Said, Whatever It Was."

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Below is a video of what Willard now says, or attempts to say, about his own remarks back in February about his reference to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. More on that and the GOP plan to use Jeremiah Wright to attack President Obama at this link. 

Of course, depending on what time it is, he'll shake himself up and come up with a new message. Via Jed Lewison:

Via Jed Lewison at DKos

 

What'd he say? Whatever it was, I don't stand by it.

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Will The New Republican Attack On President Obama Work?

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UPDATE via email alert:

  Billionaire Ricketts says proposal to use Obama's pastor never set in motion, ads will not air

Who's Ricketts? Link.

UPDATE via email alert: Romney repudiates GOP-leaning group's proposal to run ads attacking Obama on Rev. Wright ties. (Probably doesn't want any questions about his own religious beliefs.)

UPDATE: Mitt Romney referenced Rev. Jeremiah Wright back in February (H/t: @RainforestMoon):

I'm curious as to what you guys think about the Super Pac going in this direction? I'm not sure, but it sounds stupid. Via Taegan-

The New York Times reports a group of "high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the super PAC era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from."

"Timed to upend the Democratic National Convention in September, the plan would 'do exactly what John McCain would not let us do,' the strategists wrote. The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign."

First Read: "One, the advertising campaign -- if it aired -- would consume the Obama-Romney race for a week or more. Forget the economy, the deficit, even gay marriage; this ad would bury everything else. Think Swift Boats on steroids. Two, it's questionable the campaign would work. While we know that there are conservatives who want to portray Obama as a socialist tied to people who hate America, his actual record over the past four years -- championing legislation that once had GOP support (stimulus, health-care reform, even cap-and-trade) and killing Osama bin Laden - doesn't back-up the conspiratorial narrative portrayed in this plan."

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