WATCH: Romney Continues to Get Caught in Lies


Mitt Romney’s inexplicable compulsion to fudge facts continued in Thursday’s debate, threatening to undermine his credibility over the long term. Romney’s blurring came, as in previous debates, when he was challenged on his past.

On Thursday, his two most noticeable fibs involved whether he’d seen an ad — a reprise of an earlier debate dodge — and the nature of one of his investments.
The ad in question attacked Newt Gingrich for saying that Spanish is “the language of the ghetto.” Romney, however, turned to Gingrich and said he didn’t know whether the ad was true or not and wanted Gingrich to clarify.
“Let me ask the speaker a question. Did you say what the ad says or not? I don’t know,” Romney said.
CNN staff dug up the ad and Blitzer read the script to the candidates. Blitzer noted that Romney finished the ad by saying he approved the message.
At an earlier debate, Romney had deflected responsibility for super PAC attack ads, saying, “And with regards to their ads, I haven’t seen them.” Seconds later, he spoke as if he’d seen the ad. “The ad I saw said you were forced out of the speakership,” Romney said.
The second truth question involved Romney’s investment in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which Romney said was in a “blind trust” managed without his knowledge by a trustee.
Source: The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim