Etch a Sketch showing Romney flip-flopping on Jeremiah Wright attacks
Mitt Romney may have come off sounding like a robot, but in his most recent response to this morning's report about Joe Ricketts' plan to inject Jeremiah Wright into the 2012 campaign, he finally repudiated the Republican billionaire's plan:
I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described. [...] I think what we've seen so far from the Obama campaign is a campaign of character assassination. [...] I hope that isn't the course of this campaign. So in regards to that PAC, I repudiate what they're thinking about
Sure, Romney couldn't say it without whining about perceived character attacks from Obama's campaign, but he deserves some credit for eventually getting around to taking the high road, right? Well, maybe so ... but not until he repudiates (rather than Etch A Sketches) his own words, delivered in February when he went on the Sean Hannity radio show:
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. And I’m not sure which is worse, him listening to Reverend Wright or him saying that we must be a less than Christian nation.
Apparently there are two Mitt Romneys: the one who thinks Jeremiah Wright should be off limits ... and the other one who thinks Jeremiah Wright is fair game. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which Mitt Romney guys like Joe Ricketts will ultimately listen to.

Oh, and by the way, President Obama never said America should be less than Christian. And if Mitt Romney really thinks the best way to learn about President Obama's views about America is to listen to what Jeremiah Wright says ... well, then he should just ask Osama bin Laden.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu May 17, 2012 at 09:11 AM PDT.

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