"...He would have felt marriage was between a man and a woman."

Mitt Rides Daddy’s Coattails

Republican Mitt Romney needs a big win during today’s Michigan primary. In an effort to boost his standing, the politico popping into Larry King Live last night. Though a remarkably short interview, Romney managed to invoke his father, George, who served as Michigan’s governor from 1963-1969.

From CNN’s transcripts:

KING: As you know, I knew your father. I interviewed him a number of times. He would have been more on the liberal Republican side than you.

Would you agree?

ROMNEY: Well, you know, the — the world has changed a lot.

KING: Yes.

ROMNEY: He was with me in ’94 when I was running against Ted Kennedy. And he was as conservative as I was. You see, he would not be for same-sex marriage. He was also opposed, of course, to any discrimination against people. But he would have felt marriage was between a man and a woman.

So, you know, the world has changed and I think my dad would have been unmovable. They called him “The Brick” because he was solid as a rock. And I think — I think I’ve inherited some of that. I sure hope so.

Keep hoping, Mitt, because we all know you’re a flip-flopper with little backbone.