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Mitt Romney should know by now that if he plans on becoming the next President, he should expect everyone to delve into his past and dig up any information that may be detrimental to his White House plans.

STORY: No You Can’t! Mitt Romney Gets Booed At NAACP Event 

What’s admirable about Mitt is his consistent flip-flopping on the issues, his aloofness when it comes to his past dealings with the company he ran, Bain Capital, and his unabashed honesty that he isn’t afraid to display – even in a room full of people who won’t vote for him.

Case in point: Yesterday, the Republican Presidential candidate spoke at a NAACP event and flat out kept it real, sticking to the script to say that he will repeal Obamacare once elected.

Here is where you have to admire the guy; he goes into a room full of black people and tells them he’s going to repeal a law that was a monumental accomplishment signed by the first black president.

Mitt’s going to have a hard time when he faces Obama as he tries to slip his way out of defending Obamacare, a law based off his own creation when he was Governor of Massachusetts.

But that’s Mitt for you. He’s a businessman, he can trick, elude and maneuver his way out of any situation – no matter how sticky it is.

Mitt has a long road ahead of him to the White House, so in the meantime, take a look at some of his best lies, flip-flops and aloof moments we dug up.



Liar, Liar!

Mitt Romney said he left the private-equity firm Bain Capital in 1999, but a Boston Globe story found he stayed as CEO for years longer than he previously admitted.

Based on documents filed with the SEC, the former Massachusetts governor had served as CEO at Bain until 2002, although Romney has said he left active management of the firm in 1999.


The Job Creator

Mitt Romney said he created 100,000 jobs at Bain, but then later downgraded that number to a “few thousand.”

Romney’s tally did not even begin to include the thousands of layoffs at companies in which Bain invested.


The Outsourcer

Mitt Romney claims that he never outsourced jobs to other countries while he was the head of Bain Capital. But in a Washington Post story, it was revealed that the financial company invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.

According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bain owned companies that practiced shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components. 


The Health Care Flip-Flop

Romney says that the charge imposed by the Affordable Care Act on individuals who do not purchase insurance is a tax, not a penalty, because the Supreme Court says so, and he doesn’t approve of it one bit.

While serving as Massachusetts governor, Romney imposed the very same insurance requirement he now denounces, using the very same arguments about personal responsibility that Democrats have been deploying the past few months.

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