Remember when Mitt Romney said during a debate kerfuffle that of course he wouldn’t allow “illegals” to work on his lawn? “I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake,” he said. “I can’t have illegals.”

Now he’s telling Fox News anchors that of course he values them. “I’ll be on Fox a lot,” he told Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, “because you guys matter when it comes to early primary voters." (h/t:TPM)

Message: He cares about winning the presidency.