Mitt Romney responded on to Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s (D) suggestion that he’d hit bumps in the road in appealing to the national electorate because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico.”
In an interview with Fox News Carl Cameron Romney set the record straight without directly attacking Schweitzer.
“I don’t know that I have any particular reaction, My dad’s dad was not a polygamist. My dad grew up in a family with a mom and a dad and a few brothers and one sister. They lived in Mexico and lived a very nice life there from what I understand and then when he was , I think five or six years old there was a revolution in Mexico. They escaped. I believe they went to El Paso first, and were helped by the government to get on their feet and then his dad went around the country, Los Angeles, I think Idaho, Utah, went broke more than once. My dad had a very tough upbringing.”