U.S. Politics

Friday Blog Round Up

Donna Summer has died

The Holy Grail of Smackdowns

Big News on Trayvon Martin Case

Mike Coffman didn’t ‘misspeak’

Richards: Romney no friend on women’s health

Video: Romney sees greed’s silver lining

US doctors “rewire” paralyzed hand

Have Views of Black Voters Changed on Gay Marriage?

Forensic Firearm Evidence May Solve Zimmerman Case

Greg Sargent: Mitt Romney stands by invocation of Rev. Wright


Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney On His Reverend Wright Attack: ‘I Stand By What I Said, Whatever It Was’

I think robot-like Mitt Romney needs to go in to the RNC and get a “tune-up”….

Think Progress

Mitt Romney’s campaign is apparently worried about being associated with a Republican proposal, first reported by the New York Times today, to run $10 million worth of racially-tinged ads attacking President Obama for his connection to Reverend Jerimiah Wright. Depsite criticizing Obama for “listening to reverend Wright” in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show in February, the presumed GOP nominee twice slammed the proposal today, after his campaign manager did the same earlier.

At a press conference in Florida today, Romney repeated that he “repudiated” the Wright attack. But when asked about his comments on Hannity’s show, Romney said he stood by them, even though he said he couldn’t remember them:

ROMNEY: I’m actually gonna — I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was. I’ll go back and take a look at what was said there.

Watch it: