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Romney on Rev. Wright: ‘I Stand by What I Said, Whatever It Was’

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 Did Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, just have his “John Kerry moment” of the 2012 campaign? Kerry, you may recall, famously declared of his vote against an $87 billion military funding bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during his 2004 presidential campaign: “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” The quote became an instant classic and was one of the critical comments used to paint Kerry as a flip-flopper in a race he ultimately lost to George W. Bush.
 
Now comes a gem of a flubbed answer from Romney. During a news conference in Florida on Thursday, he was asked about remarks he made on Sean Hannity’s radio program back in February in which he criticized President Obama for listening to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
 

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