The Making of Mitt Romney
The Boston Globe
His iconoclastic views and free-wheeling personality would prove his comeuppance as a presidential candidate in the 1968 race. He explained his decision to abandon his support for the war by saying that he had had a 'brainwashing' by American generals and diplomats. In the hands of his political adversaries, it proved a devastating slip of the tongue. Here, Romney interrupts a military briefing at 25th Division headquarters at Cu Chi in South Vietnam on Dec. 25, 1967.
His iconoclastic views and free-wheeling personality would prove his comeuppance as a presidential candidate in the 1968 race. He explained his decision to abandon his support for the war by saying that he had had a "brainwashing" by American generals and diplomats. In the hands of his political adversaries, it proved a devastating slip of the tongue. Here, Romney interrupts a military briefing at 25th Division headquarters at Cu Chi in South Vietnam on Dec. 25, 1967.
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