SPIN METER: Rivals airbrush anti-Romney words
Remember Newt Gingrich calling Mitt Romney a liar? Michele Bachmann saying Romney’s unelectable? Rick Santorum calling Romney “the worst Republican in the country” to run against Obama?
They’re hoping you don’t. And acting like it never happened (even though most of their words are just clicks away online.)
One by one - with the exception of holdout Ron Paul - the GOP also-rans have coughed up endorsements of their onetime rival. And as they do, they’re pulling rhetorical backflips to distance themselves from their former harsh assessments of Romney.
Don’t try this at home, folks. It takes a professional politician to pull it off with a straight face.
A sampling of the also-rans’ anti-Romney rhetoric when they were candidates and their obligatory niceness after endorsing Romney: