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Romney: ‘I stand by what I said, whatever it was’

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, May 17, 2012 20:12 EDT
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On Thursday at a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that he stood by his comments regarding President Barack Obama, even though he couldn’t remember what they were.

“When you did an interview with Sean Hannity in February, you said that you believed that Obama is trying to make America a less Christian nation,” he was asked. “It was responding to quote that he had just played for you on the radio. Do you stand by that? And do you believe that President Obama’s world view was shaped by Reverend Wright and do you see evidence of that in his policies?”

“I’m not familiar precisely with what I said, but I’ll stand by what I said, whatever it was,” Romney responded.

In February, he told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Obama wanted to make the United States a more secular nation.

“I think again that the president takes his philosophical leanings in this regard, not from those who are ardent believers in various faiths but instead from those who would like America to be more secular,” Romney said at the time. “And I’m not sure which is worse, him listening to Reverend Wright or him saying that we must be a less Christian nation.”

Watch video, courtesy of Talking Points Memo, below:

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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