Romney Campaign Disavows ‘Anglo-Saxon Heritage’ Comments
Am I being cynical to suspect that this is a choreographed dance: first, the racially charged statement from an unnamed adviser, then the walk-back and counter-charges of dishonesty?
Just seems like we’ve seen this play before: Romney Camp Denies ‘Anglo-Saxon Heritage’ Comment.
According to the Telegraph, the adviser suggested that Mr. Obama could not understand the depth of the relationship between the two countries because he cannot fully appreciate the shared “Anglo-Saxon heritage.”
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Romney, according to the Telegraph: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
Andrea Saul, Romney’s press secretary, disputed the comments and emphasized that they did not reflect the beliefs of the former Massachusetts governor.
“It’s not true. If anyone said that, they weren’t reflecting the views of Governor Romney or anyone inside the campaign,” she told cbsnews.com in an email. Saul did not comment on what specifically was not true.