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October 17th, 2012
10:27 PM ET

Romney wasn't behind 'binders full of women'

David Bernstein tells Anderson Cooper that Mitt Romney was running for governor when both he and the Democratic candidate agreed to the MassGAP program if elected. In 2002 a coalition of about 40 women's organizations started the initiative and were responsible for finding eligible government appointees in Massachusetts.

"The idea that he initiated it after beginning the process of filling his cabinet just didn't square. I reached out and double checked that with the people who were involved. They agree and you saw the MassGAP confirm that again today," said Bernstein.

Romney's record on women was a topic introduced by a voter who asked the candidates about equal pay during the second presidential debate. "It sounded to me more like he was describing the way that he found a number of his female appointees, but then decided to take the extra step of taking credit for initiating it," said Bernstein.

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  1. Matthew

    It doesn't matter why he did it. He did it, and can say whatever he wants about it. It's a free country. Stretching the truth to a full reversal of personal position isn't a crime. It's what makes our country great for some.

    October 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm |