At last week’s debate for Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney was asked, “What is the biggest misconception about you in the public debate right now?” In theory, this is an easy, softball question, giving Romney a chance to knock down some nagging criticism, and tout his positive qulalities.
But he didn’t see it that way. Instead, Romney ignored the question entirely, giving a short summary of his campaign’s rationale. Reminded about what the question was actually about, Romney snapped, “You get to ask the questions you want, I get to give the answers I want. Fair enough?”
It was hard not to think of this exchange when Romney was asked today about his support for the anti-contraception Blunt Amendment. msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell ran this clip earlier today: