That’s cute. Here’s what I wrote:
To be fair, the full explanation was: “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” However, in light of his downsizing experience at Bain Capital, what’s going to be reinforced is those first seven words.
At least I posted his full quote and a video. It’s amusing Romney and his supporters are claiming, “NO FAIR!” when it comes to using that quote. Remember this?
Romney ad contains egregious distortion - The ad also airs footage of Obama saying: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” But that snippet is torn out of context. What Obama actually said on that day in 2008 is this: “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, ‘If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.’”
And then the Romney campaign’s marvelous response:
Romney senior New Hampshire adviser Tom Rath tells CBS News the ad is “exactly what we want.”
Pressed on whether it was unfair to lop off the top of Mr. Obama’s comments — which would show the president was quoting the McCain camp — Rath said, “He did say the words. That’s his voice.”
Mitt Romney wasn’t quoting another candidate. He said, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” Anyhow, he did say the words. That’s his voice. Right?