Blue Aardvark described Romney's fake tan for his appearance yesterday on Univision, in the top rec'd post Tandering: Romney puts on fake tan to speak to Mexicans, but that wasn't even the most conspicuously fake thing about Mitt's presentation.
Hoping to clear up any misunderstanding that may have emerged over his 47% comments, Mitt now says his campaign is about 100% of Americans and he does care about all of "them":
"My campaign is about the 100 percent of America, and I'm concerned about them," he told Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas at Univision's "Meet the Candidate" forum, co-hosted by Facebook at the University of Miami. ... "This is a campaign about helping people that need help."
Well, at least, he didn't claim that he loves tacos and the cacti of Mexico are just the right height. "Buenos dies me amigos!"
Salinas and Ramos pressed Romney aggressively about his primary debate comments on immigration as Romney tried to paint a rosy picture of his self-deportation comments were he proposed that we create such harsh conditions and employment bans that illegal immigrants would choose self-deportation. Now Romney seems to be re-framing his proposal as being "pro-choice" for illegal aliens.
Salinas pressed and again, asked, if this meant he would allow hims to stay and repeated that he will not round "them" up but put in a permanent legislative solution, after he is elected, but wouldn't provide specifics now.
"I'm not in favor of a mass-deportation effort, rounding up 12 million people and taking them out of the country," he said. "I believe people make their own choices as to whether they want to go home and that's what I mean by 'self-deportation.'" ...
Romney was repeatedly pressed to say whether he would end the policy, but only said he doesn't need to answer because he would fix the issue through legislation. That was no comfort to many immigration advocates, who know the difficulties of passing immigration legislation in Congress.
"Are you going to deport them or not? Yes or no?" Salinas asked Romney, as translated to English by Univision.
"We're not going to round up people around the country and deport them, that's not -- I said during my primary campaign, time and again, we're not going to round up 12 million people ... and have them deported. Our system isn't to deport people."
So, there now, do you feel better now that your confusions have been cleared up? Romney cares deeply about all Americans, and he opposes his self-deportation policies, and he is "pro-choice" for illegals. But, he will not tell you how he's going to solve it with the magic of "legislation" until after he's elected.
Mitt's magic etch-a-sketch is working overtime this week.
Sheessh! I feel obligated to clarify to readers that this article is not a snark, but in fact a documented report on 100% authentic Romney reality. Or, should I say duplicity?