Mitt Romney Is More Tin-Eared Than Jack Haley

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Politico’s Morning Score):

Talking by conference call with thousands of Wisconsin voters Wednesday, Mitt Romney told them he had a humorous connection to their state.

But it didn’t take long for “funny anecdote” to become “campaign fodder.”

GOP presidential wannabe Romney told a story about his father George “[shutting] down a Michigan factory and [moving] the work to Wisconsin.”

 “Now later he decided to run for governor of Michigan, and so you can imagine that having closed the factory and moved all the production to Wisconsin was a very sensitive issue to him, for his campaign,” explained Romney, who described a subsequent campaign parade in which the school band marching with his father knew how to play Wisconsin’s fight song, but not Michigan’s.

“Every time they would start playing ‘On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin,’ my dad’s political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn’t want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin,” said Romney, laughing.

Ha-ha!  Closing factories is always good for a yuck.

Especially when the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future (And Screw Everyone Else’s) is running a misleading TV spot in Wisconsin whacking Rick Santorum for supposedly not caring about the unemployment rate:


That’s typical of the Romneyites’ smashmouth politics, not to mention ignoring Romney’s own dismal record of job creation as Massachusetts governor.

In other words, politics as usual.

(MSNBC’s Morning Joe take here. TechPresident’s Romney Twitter fail here.)


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2 Responses to Mitt Romney Is More Tin-Eared Than Jack Haley

  1. Mitt’s target audience probably did find it funny.

  2. Laurence Glavin says:

    Of course, before he became Governator of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he accumulated a great deal of wealth by outsourcing jobs to China. I wonder if subsequently, he ever went to a “Three Tenors” concert that inluded “Nessun dorma” from the Puccini opera “Turandot” the storyline of which is set in China. Might have had to squirm and tug at his collar a little bit! Nah, he probably wouldn’t be culturally aware of this fact unless it was pointed out to him by somebody.

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