"I'm convinced that unless America changes course, we could become the France of the 21st century." (Source)
"Barack and Hillary have made their intentions clear regarding Iraq and the war on terror: They would retreat, declare defeat…Now, if I fight on, in my campaign, all the way to the convention...I want you to know, I've given this a lot of thought -- I'd forestall the launch of a national campaign and, frankly, I'd make it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win. Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror. This isn't an easy decision. I hate to lose…One of the things we believe in is that we cannot allow the next president of the United States to retreat in the face of evil extremism." (Romney’s concession speech in 2008) (Source)
"Well, the question is kind of a non sequitur, if you will. And what I mean by that -- or a null set." (After being asked during a Republican debate whether is was a mistake to invade Iraq)
"My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president." (Source)
"I'm running for office for Pete's sake, we can't have illegals" –Mitt Romney, recalling his reaction when he learned that there were illegal aliens working the ground on his property, employed by a firm that he subsequently fired (October 2011)
"I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been a hunter pretty much all my life." (Romney's campaign later said he'd been hunting twice, once when he was 15, and once in 2006 at a Republican fundraiser
"We should double Guantanamo!"
"Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend."
"I saw my father march with Martin Luther King." (Romney's campaign later admitted that they didn't march on the same day, or in the same city)
"I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love." –Mitt Romney (January 2012)
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