Mitt Romney, Secret Keynesian or Gullible Googler?

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 06:  Former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks about his plan to increase jobs and boost the U.S. economy at McCandless International Trucks, Inc. September 6, 2011 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Romney, who won the GOP presidential caucuses in Nevada in 2008, is introducing his plan two days ahead of President Barack Obama's scheduled jobs proposal speech to Congress.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 06: Former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks about his plan to increase jobs and boost the U.S. economy at McCandless International Trucks, Inc. September 6, 2011 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Romney, who won the GOP presidential caucuses in Nevada in 2008, is introducing his plan two days ahead of President Barack Obama's scheduled jobs proposal speech to Congress. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Photo: Ethan Miller/2011 Getty Images

The Republican presidential candidate apparently misattributed a quote to Winston Churchill that was more likely a John Maynard Keynes line: "In the private sector, if you don't change your view when the facts change, well, you'll get fired for being stubborn and stupid," Romney said. "Winston Churchill said, 'When the facts change, I change too, Madam.'" People are going to call this a gaffe, especially since Keynes isn't exactly so popular with the conservative base, but they're obviously not keeping up with the changing facts of the situation.

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