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Mitt Romney 'doesn't know who he is,' claims Harry Reid

June 21, 2011 |  4:54 pm

Harry Reid

Mitt Romney is a flip-flopper who "doesn't know who he is," Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday in Washington. 

“He was for gay marriage when he was governor. Now he’s against it. He was for abortion when he was governor. Now he’s against it. Healthcare — we modeled our bill to a large degree [on] what he did in Massachusetts. Now he’s trying to run from that. If someone doesn’t know who they are, they shouldn’t be president of the United States,” the Senate majority leader said to reporters.

"The front-runner in the Republican stakes now — here’s a man who doesn’t know who he is." 

Conservatives already may have gotten the message. According to a new Zogby poll of probable Republican voters, 24% of those polled favor Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann over the rest of the pack. Romney and businessman Herman Cain were tied for second with 15%.

Reid went on to say that he would "favor" fellow Mormon and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who today threw his hat in the ring, over Romney, who is also a Mormon.

According to the Associated Press, Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Romney, said the campaign isn’t seeking Reid’s backing and wouldn’t accept it if it were offered.

Ouch. It's the first day of summer and things are already getting hot under the collar.


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Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh