Romney's Sons And Our Troops [Eric]

Romney's campaign has released full audio and a transcript of his remarks today about his sons' support for their country. So did he actually liken campaigning for him to the sacrifices shown by our men and women in uniform? Well, yes and no.

I don't think the transcript actually makes this look much better for him. The best help he gets is that the two paragraphs of talk until he got to that interesting comparison make it clear that he was speaking off the cuff, and by the end it apparently just came out by accident while he was innocently trying to say what hard-working and good people his sons are.

I don't think Mitt Romney is so insensitive that he would intentionally compare the service of our troops to people working for his campaign. But I do think he did a great job of putting his foot in his mouth this time.

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