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  •  Romney lyining may be hereditary. (2+ / 0-)
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    annieli, Creosote

    From the December 1992 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine, at page 51 (an article on the 1958-1961 Rambler Ambassador):

    In a speech he made to [American Motors'] dealers in 1956, [George, Mitt's father] Romney had addressed their fears that the Nash and Hudson nameplates were soon to be dropped.  He assured that, [sic] although the Ramble would be the "basic volume" care, Nash and Hudson big cars would be in the lineup in 1958.  But things had changed since he made that speech [either sometime late in 1956 or early 1957 when the 1958 model lineup was finalized]. . . . Romney was convinced, nonetheless, that the Rambler was the car of the future.  So firm was he in his belief that he finally decided to drop the Nash and Hudson nameplates and sink or swim with Hudson.
    So, maybe George Romney meant what he said to his own dealers when he said it.  Or, maybe it was simply convenient to lie to them rather than have a dealer revolt.  In any case, he said "x" and then almost immediately did "not x," (part of "not x" including shutting factories and laying off/firing workers).

    And, maybe Mitt Romney just can't help himself.

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