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Mitt Romney Mocks Poor NASCAR Fans In Plastic Rain Ponchos

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Ha ha, poor people.Now that Mitt Romney has barely managed to win his abandoned "home state" of Michigan, we can get back to marveling at his weird millionaire android interactions with the common folk who make up the Republican base. For example, Mitt also enjoys NASCAR race car crashes, because he visited that NASCAR track and made his hilarious comment about having "some great friends who are NASCAR team owners." But then he turned into mean Mitt Romney, the vulture capitalist who openly mocks the working class. Approaching a group of poor people covered in cheap plastic rain ponchos to shield them from the deluge, Mitt laughed and said, “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”


The New York Times provides the comical details from Daytona:

Mr. Romney’s Florida trip might have seemed like an odd, if confident, detour from states that will be voting on Tuesday. But Michigan has an ample share of Nascar fans. And the campaign hoped that images of Mr. Romney at the speedway would circulate widely through the Southern states that vote on March 6.

But the crowd initially booed Mr. Romney, who occasionally struck a discordant note, as when he approached a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought,” he said. “Really sprung for the big bucks.”

Then Mitt praised the hillbillies for "those terrific novelty-gag teeth for Halloween" and flew away on his chartered jet, never to return. [New York Times via Nerve.com]

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