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Romney campaign denies 'Anglo Saxon' comment
 
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney imposed an individual mandate under his health care law — including a tax penalty — before Obama did.
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney imposed an individual mandate under his health care law — including a tax penalty — before Obama did.
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Mitt Romney's campaign has denied that an unnamed adviser told Britain's The Telegraph that the GOP candidate appreciates "Anglo-Saxon heritage" better than President Obama does — implying that Obama does not understand the "shared history" between the U.S. and Britain because his father was born in Kenya. "It's not true," Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Hennenberg said in a statement. "If anyone said that, they weren't reflecting the views of Governor Romney or anyone inside the campaign." Romney does have a team of 22 foreign policy and national security advisers, but, as The Washington Post points out, "British papers have looser guidelines on anonymous quotes than most of the American press. An 'adviser' could have no actual role in the campaign, and the Republican's staff rarely talks to the foreign press." Romney arrived in London on Wednesday as part of a weeklong trip in Britain.

 

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