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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Perry Attacks Romney

Michael Shear writes at The New York Times:
Under fire by some conservatives for his views on immigration, Rick Perry on Monday sought to return the spotlight to Mitt RomLinkney and ov.
In a new video, Mr. Perry’s campaign highlights the words Mr. Romney wrote in the original version of his book, “No Apology,” in which the former Massachusetts governor boasted about the health care plan in his state.

“We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country,” Mr. Romney wrote in the book when it was released in March of 2010.

But as the Perry video points out, that sentence was gone when the book was released in paperback a year later.

“Oops. Words deleted,” the video notes, pointing at the relevant passage with a big, red arrow.

In Thursday night’s debate, Mr. Romney disputed the charge, responding, “Please don’t try and make me retreat from the words that I wrote in my book. I stand by what I wrote. I believe in what I did. And I believe that the people of this country can read my book and see exactly what it is.”