Facts are a stubborn thing. Sooner or later they usually get the best of you.
As Mitt Romney himself, will eventually find out.
FACT CHECK: Romney and Obama on pre-existing conditions: The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from denying coverage to someone based on their health state, or someone with a pre-existing condition. Romney said during a recent appearance that he hoped to keep that provision.-- Chelsea Conaboy, boston.com -- 10/03/2012
But many economists argue it’s not possible without a mandate requiring people to get coverage. Healthy enrollees offset the cost of covering the sick. His staff later corrected the statement, saying he would protect those who maintain insurance coverage, something many states already do.
Romney made the misleading food stamp claim after standing by a false campaign ad that claimed Obama had instituted “a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements.” We found that ad to be wrong, and we even quoted a Republican who was instrumental in the 1996 legislation as saying the “gut welfare” claim was “very misleading.” But Romney stood by that ad -- he claimed the campaign had been “absolutely spot on. And any time there’s anything that’s been amiss, we correct it or remove it.”-- factcheck.org -- 09/27/2012
The campaign couldn’t give CNN an example of it correcting or removing any ads, and we can’t recall that happening either. Romney then went on to talk about food stamps [...]
Here's another inconveniently stubborn "Misstatement" -- in need of Romney Campaign's no-fanfare footnote correction:
Romney: I'm in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest in the health of the life of the mother.-- Rachel Maddow Show -- 09/26/2012
Maddow: He says he believes abortion should be allowed to protect a woman's health. Afterwards the campaign said that's not what he believes. He doesn't actually support the legal right to have an abortion if you need one to protect your health as a woman. The same thing happened earlier this month when Mr. Romney came out with a whole new take of ObamaCare.
Another false claim from Romney came in during his attack on the president’s green energy program -- when he stated that “half” of the firms that received stimulus funds had gone out of business.-- Sabrina Siddiqui, Huffington Post -- 10/04/2012
“These businesses, many of them have gone out of business,” Romney said. “I think about half of them -- of the ones that have been invested in have gone out of business."
Fact-checkers and media outlets quickly seized on the statement, pointing out that “only three of 26 recipients of 1705 loan guarantees have filed for bankruptcy, with losses estimated at just over $600 million.”
Time magazine’s Michael Grunwald said the Romney campaign confirmed to him that Romney’s assertion was inaccurate, tweeting:“ICYMI: Romney camp told me (after my tweet-rants) Mitt didn't mean to say half the #stimulus-funded green firms failed. Probably <1% so far.”
A 1% vs 50% failure rate, in the president's Green Energy incentivizing?
The Romney Campaign is not very good at Math, are they?
Nor telling the American People "factual correct" things, that Mitt Romney is promising to do.
IOW, we'll just have to wait til after the Election, to find out -- in real time -- exactly what Mitt Romney actually thinks and does, if we become so bamboozled as a people, to actually elect such a Facts-masher ... to be the Decider ... in a very Fact-based job.
Meet the Mitt Romney Fact-Processor! All we need to do is add the Green. Our 47-50% Failure-rates Green.
Facts-Schmacts! It's all the same, in Mitt Romney's OPM mind. Facts are whatever you make them out to be -- in Republican-land.