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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:04 PM

"Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners"

This guy is so cringe inducing its like watching Michael Scott conduct business at Dunder Mifflen.

He is becoming a caricature of a caricature of the smarmy politician.



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57385498-503544/romney-not-a-nascar-fan-but-friends-are-owners/

Mitt Romney went to the races today, and instead of putting his pedal to the metal, seems to have put his foot in his mouth.


Asked by a reporter from the Associated Press about whether or not he follows NASCAR, Romney reportedly responded "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans," he said, continuing, "But I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners."


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Reply "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners" (Original post)
grantcart Feb 2012 OP
annabanana Feb 2012 #1
grantcart Feb 2012 #5
rufus dog Feb 2012 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2012 #3
livetohike Feb 2012 #13
jenmito Feb 2012 #4
IamK Feb 2012 #6
Iggo Feb 2012 #7
Lugnut Feb 2012 #8
Myrina Feb 2012 #15
BattyDem Feb 2012 #9
grantcart Feb 2012 #10
BattyDem Feb 2012 #18
NatBurner Feb 2012 #11
Cosmocat Feb 2012 #12
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2012 #14
Myrina Feb 2012 #16
morningfog Feb 2012 #17

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:06 PM

1. OMG he didn't really. . .?

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:08 AM

5. No one could write satire this priceless.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:10 PM

2. In his mind this was a positive statement

 

See, I am cool, I know team owners!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:11 PM

3. He just has no clue at all, does he?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:52 AM

13. None. He can't even fake it, since he is so far removed from

the majority. He's never known hunger, or trying to stretch that last dollar for the month, or worrying about buying food or medicine.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:12 PM

4. I can't WAIT for him to be their nominee. He embodies the .0001%! n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:11 AM

6. anyone else think Dale Jr is gay?

 

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Response to IamK (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:35 AM

7. Dude.

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Response to IamK (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:59 AM

8. No.

I'm pretty sure his girlfriend would take exception to that claim.

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Response to IamK (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:06 AM

15. It's crossed my mind ...

30-whatever and very single, while most of his counterparts have toddlers ... in fact during the rain break they interviewed Jamie MacMurray and he mentioned that earlier in the week him, Matt Kenseth and (I think?) Ryan Newman went to Disney and while their wives all went off in one direction, the guys were stuck with the kids, strollers, diaper bags etc ...

NASCAR is very family oriented so for Jr to be so un- attached is kind of odd.

JMHO.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 03:11 AM

9. Wow!



All that money and he can't even buy a clue!

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Response to BattyDem (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 04:35 AM

10. the whole thing is so funny, "ardent fans" - who talks like that?

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Response to grantcart (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:39 PM

18. Every single word that comes out of his mouth says ...

"spoiled, sheltered, out-of-touch, rich kid" and the funny thing is, he doesn't even realize it! He actually believes he sounds like an average, working-class guy.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:27 AM

11. why did i know who this would be about just from the headline?

keep on talking, mitt

and what kind of name is mitt for a grown man anyway?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:39 AM

12. Clearly a guy you would like to have a beer with

nm

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:02 AM

14. No, someone you'd like to co-own a $350 million beer distributorship with

Oh, wait, that was the last one - Mrs. McCain. And Mr. McCain is, of course, endorsing Romney. Some things never change.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:08 AM

16. ... and to paraphrase a cartoon I saw ...

"If Romney had his way and Detriot was allowed to fail, Volkswagons, Coopers and Fiats would be the only cars in the Daytona 500".

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:39 AM

17. I can't wait to see all of his richie rich statements in a youtube compilation.

 

At this rate, it will be a few hours long.

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