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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Romney Lets Guard Down, Slips Up

Dana Mathewson

This is from a Byron York article in The Examiner. Rick Perry got past Mitt Romney's guard last night in the Lax Vegas debate, and I think Romney put his foot in his mouth. He said something he's going to wish he hadn't said. The emphasis is mine:

". . . Romney explained that he had hired a company to do lawn work and had no idea the company hired illegals until it was reported in the paper. But in the course of that explanation, Romney dropped his guard for a moment and uttered a few words he will likely hear again in the coming campaign.

"We went to the company, and we said, 'Look, you can't have any illegals working on our property,'" Romney said. "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals." It wasn't clear whether Romney thought hiring illegals was bad in itself or whether he just thought it would look bad for a candidate pursuing the Republican nomination for president."

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Indeed. Did he mean that ordinarily he wouldn't give a hoot if illegals were involved? I recorded the debate and was watching, but not closely, and it would take a long time to watch again to isolate this. I don't know if anyone asked him about this. But I'll bet he will hear more about it -- I hope he does!

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