...[record scratch]...Mitt Romney?

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that Republicans should support raising the minimum wage.

“I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,” he said.

To be fair, Romney did indicate several times during his second presidential campaign that he was interested in raising the minimum wage. But he was very quiet and very cautious about it, because he lived in fear of alienating his base. Now that he's not running for president—and he insists he's not running for president again in 2016—he doesn't feel the need to be so gutless.