Remember when Romney said he “watched his father march with Dr. King”? Yeah, apparently that didn’t happen. (Via P6)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he watched his father, the late Michigan Gov. George Romney, in a 1960s civil rights march in Michigan with Martin Luther King Jr.

On Wednesday, Romney’s campaign said his recollections of watching his father, an ardent civil rights supporter, march with King were meant to be figurative.

“He was speaking figuratively, not literally,” Eric Fehrnstrom, spokesman for the Romney campaign, said of the candidate.

Romney’s campaign is also saying that reports of Romney being with Salt-and-Pepa and Heavy D up in the Limousine were also not meant to be taken literally.

It occurs to me that in 2007, most conservatives would like to think that they “figuratively” marched with Dr. King? They certainly can’t say that they did it for real, even as they try to claim his legacy as their own.

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