Mitt Romney, Secret Keynesian or Gullible Googler?

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Rick Perry, according to a Mitt Romney speechwriter. Photo: Ethan Miller/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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