On Tuesday, Michigan Republicans will decide if they want native son Mitt Romney to be their party’s nominee for president. In a way, this election season is the culmination of the Romney family’s nearly fifty year quest for the White House.
Michigan Governor George Romney—Mitt Romney's father—received 48 delegate votes at the 1964 Republican convention and was considered a front-runner for the 1968 GOP nomination.
That changed on August 31, 1967 when, during an interview on Channel 50’s The Lou Gordon Program, Romney explained his change-of-heart on Vietnam in a manner most would now describe as cogent, reasonable and sincere.In essence, Romney said U.S. military and diplomatic leaders lied about the state of the war when he visited Vietnam in 1965. In hindsight, Romney concluded his previous support for Vietnam was misguided
. The problem is George Romney didn’t say he was lied to or tricked or conned or sold a bill of goods.“When I came back from Vietnam, I had just had the greatest brainwashing that anyone could get,” George Romney told Lou Gordon almost 45 years ago.
Almost instantaneously, Romney’s “brainwashing” comment went viral. http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/how_an_interview_with_local_ta.html