“Culture makes all the difference. Culture makes all the difference,” Romney said, repeating the conclusion he drew from the book, by David Landes. “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.”
By Tuesday morning, while in Poland, Mr. Romney, in an interview on Fox News, denied criticizing Palestinian culture...
"I'm not speaking about it, did not speak about the Palestinian
culture," Romney told Fox's Carl Cameron, in an interview taped before
the candidate's departure from Poland. "That's an interesting topic that
perhaps could deserve scholarly analysis but I actually didn't address
that. I certainly don't intend to address that during my campaign.
Instead I will point out that the choices a society makes have a
profound impact on the economy and the vitality of that society."http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57483302-503544/romney-i-did-not-speak-about-palestinian-culture/
...but his supporters on the right had already praised him for said comments:Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin praised his speech as "blunt and thoughtful,” giving the Palestinians a dose of hard truth about the importance of capitalism.
“If this is the Romney we’re going to see during the balance of the campaign Obama is in deep trouble,” Rubin wrote. “This Romney is unapologetic.”
and this tweet from Romney supporterAri Fleischer
So by Tuesday evening Mr. Romney had no real choice but to pander once again to his base and reverse himself again in a most "Mitticulous"* piece: