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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:18 PM

Who among us has not befriended NASCAR team owners?

Who among us has not befriended NASCAR team owners?

By Steve Benen

Eight years ago, John Kerry was mocked relentlessly for this ham-fisted quote: "Who among us does not love NASCAR?" In reality, Kerry never said this -- Maureen Dowd made it up, and the media ran with it, losing sight of the joke -- but the wealthy Massachusetts politician was pilloried anyway. It was, his detractors said, illustrative of Kerry's detached elitism.

Kerry's quote was bogus. Mitt Romney's latest gem, however, is real.

The Democratic National Committee is suggesting that Mitt Romney made another out of touch remark this morning during a tour at the Daytona 500 in which Romney said that while he does not "closely" follow racing he does "have great some friends who are NASCAR team owners. "

The remark came during a tour of team owner Richard Childress' facilities, when Romney was asked by an Associated Press reporter whether he follows car racing.

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

In case you're inclined to see this as satire, the Associated Press posted an audio of the clip online.

The thesis that Mitt Romney just isn't especially good at his job is bolstered by new evidence all the time. Yesterday was supposed to be an easy one for the former Massachusetts governor -- show up in Florida; visit with NASCAR fans; pretend to be a regular person.

But as we've seen repeatedly in recent months, Romney has a blind spot when it comes to wealth. Does he follow car racing? No, but he's tight with the millionaires who own the teams. The line came just two days after Romney boasted about his wife driving "a couple of Cadillacs."

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http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/27/10517422-who-among-us-has-not-befriended-nascar-team-owners

The 2004 media reporting was a disgrace, nothing but distortions, spinning and he said/she said reporting to help the Republican cause.

Mitt is the real thing: completely clueless!



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ProSense Feb 2012 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #1
Bozita Feb 2012 #2
klook Feb 2012 #4
Wait Wut Feb 2012 #3
FarCenter Feb 2012 #5
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #6
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2012 #7
Downtown Hound Feb 2012 #8
Mnemosyne Feb 2012 #9
toddwv Feb 2012 #10
Rex Feb 2012 #11
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2012 #12
NNN0LHI Feb 2012 #13

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:31 PM

1. The media will make nothing of it though

They will not be allowed to.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. Brighton, MI is where you can get a great deal on grave sites.

That's what Rmoney told a crowd in Kalamazoo on Friday evening.

Take a look:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002349214

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Response to Bozita (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:09 PM

4. The tombstones are the right height there...

So are the trees, I'm sure.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:00 PM

3. Keep talking, Mitt.

You're doing a bang-up job with this "I'm a human" thing.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:12 PM

5. I can imagine Romney and Penske together at some business function

 

Joe Gibbs as well.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:30 PM

6. Me.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:33 PM

7. I once befriended a duck. Does that count?

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:36 PM

8. My roommate ows a ton of racing cars

on his racing game for the Xbox 360. Does that count?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:55 PM

9. I worked for one years ago, he was an asshole arrogant prick. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 01:58 PM

10. I gave a few Nascar teams out for Christmas last year.

They make excellent stocking stuffers.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:03 PM

11. Well as long as the trees are the right height.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:06 PM

12. And Kerry was branded 'elitist' for windsurfing - a fairly cheap sport compared with snowmobiling

like that 'man of the people' Mr. Palin. I hope the media really punishes Romney for this.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:38 PM

13. I use Paul Newman's spaghetti sauce

Does that count?

Don

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