The whole world (or a few thousand people) laughed at Mitt Romney for mocking those poor NASCAR fans he encountered the other day in their plastic ponchos, telling them, “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.” Why didn’t Mitt buy them all golden GORE-TEX rain-repellent space jackets? Does he even want to buy the presidency anymore? But no, he says now, he wasn’t mocking them. There are plenty of times when he’s had to wear much worse — garbage bags, even. He loves garbage! He probably only rents his suits, too, when he’s not wearing his beloved garbage bags.
Romney responded to the many responses to his funny line about the poncho’d troll people, all of them watching the race cars go ’round and ’round, in Florida, on Bill O’Reilly last night. From the WaPo:
“Is it worth it for you even to say those things?” host Bill O’Reilly asked Romney in the interview, noting that Democrats have pounced on the remarks as the latest in what they argue is a series of gaffes that reveals Romney is out of touch with most Americans.
“Well you know, it’s hard to imagine all the things they’re going to try and turn into attacks,” Romney responded. “I mean, that’s the first time I’ve heard the one you’ve mentioned. Look, I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself. And we’re out there in the rain; the rain was getting us soaked; I didn’t have a rain coat myself. I would have liked one of those. So, you know, it’s just the nature of the process.”
You should all be ashamed for your taunts at Mitt Romney. Wait… it’s the nature of the process? In that case, continue feeling no shame.