WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney fibbed about his real first name in a bid for laughs at Tuesday night's debate — and immediately fed criticism he'll say anything to get elected.
CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer opened the debate by asking candidates to introduce themselves. "Here's an example of what I'm looking for: ‘I'm Wolf Blitzer and yes, that's my real name.'"
Romney couldn't help himself in going for a quick laugh. "I'm Mitt Romney and yes, Wolf, that's also my first name," he said to dead silence from the audience.
That wasn't the worst of it: Romney's real first name is Willard — Mitt is his middle name.