Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Mitt Romney answered a question on a statement he made about Reverend Jeremiah Wright by saying, "I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said. Whatever it was." That's an out-of-context soundbite about as damning as John Kerry's "I voted for it before I voted against it."
Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski flagged the video:
A reporter had asked Romney about his February comments to Sean Hannity on his radio show about President Obama's onetime pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and he admitted he didn't quite remember what he said at the time. His February comments were:
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 Christian nation.
The reporter asked him Wednesday: "Do you stand by that? And do you believe that President Obama’s world view was shaped by Reverend Wright and do you see evidence of that in his policies?"