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Oh, this is just too good. This story is by Mitch Potter of the Washington DC bureau of the Toronto Star.

Rmoney gave a speech in Milford, MI on Thursday during which he:

recalled he was “probably 4 or something like that” the day of the Golden Jubilee, when three-quarters of a million people gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American automobile.
More over the orange cloud.

Potter did just the tiniest little bit of fact-checking and learned that the event:

took place June 1, 1946 — fully nine months before Romney was born.
Oh, my, oh, my.

And this was not an off-hand remark. Rmoney went into considerable detail describing the event, of which his father, George Romney, had been the grandmaster.

Potter concludes:

Either way, Romney’s memory lapse appears not to have registered with the U.S. political press, which hailed his nostalgic storytelling.

ABC News online described how the Tea Party audience melted as Romney found his emotional groove, “nodding approvingly, even wiping away tears.”

Fact checking - only in Canada, eh?

ABC News online story here.

More on the 1946 Automotive Golden Jubilee here.

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