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Does the discovery that Mitt Romney only metaphorically “saw” his father march with Martin Luther King, Jr.–and that George Romney maybe only “marched” with King–give the lie to Mitt’s whole account of his feelings about the LDS Church’s 1978 change of position on admission of blacks to full membership in the church? As someone who was moved by the account, I’d say not entirely; but it does give the fib to it. As summarized by Michael Luo in today’s New York Times, the controversy points to a certain proclivity on the candidate’s part to stretch facts for the sake of, ah, the greater truth. But God is in the details, and it’s the details–like the weeping by the side of Fresh Pond Parkway–that make the case for greater truths. And when the former are called into question, the case for the latter is weakened–as are all future cases that the teller may wish to make by way of telling details.