Mitt Romney, a man with no shame and an overwhelming compulsion to say anything to get the Republican Nomination for President said, in 1978:
"My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit." [from a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald.]
Now, we know this is laughably untrue, and a whopper of gigantic proportions.
Is it a bigger whopper than John Kerry mistakenly claiming to have spent Christmas in Cambodia?
One wonders if Romney will be tarred and feathered with the same enthusiasm by the lackluster and incompetent reporting corps that is failing to cover any of the substantive issues in this race for the Presidency.
...and yes, a candidate who lies about what he and his father did or did not do on the issue of civil rights, especially when they were members of the Mormon church, is a big issue. Up until 1978, you couldn't be a member of the Mormon church if you were black, after all.