Mitt Romney Relates to Regular Folk with Hilarious Anecdote about Crushing Regular Folk’s Dreams

Have you heard the one about Mitt Romney’s father shutting down a factory in Michigan?

That’s the anecdote that Mitt Romney’s brain plucked out of the depths of his memory and said “Yes!  This one!  This is the story you should share with Midwestern voters to show that you relate to them and their economic struggles in a humorous manner.  Open your mouth and tell it now to thousands of primary voters!!”

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, Romney offered this nugget of comedy gold on Wednesday in a public conference call with thousands of Wisconsin voters in the run-up to the April 3 Wisconsin primary:

“One of most humorous I think relates to my father. You may remember my father, George Romney, was president of an automobile company called American Motors… They had a factory in Michigan, and they had a factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and another one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And as the president of the company he decided to close the factory in Michigan and move all the production 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.”

Hahahahaha!!!!!   Oh man, I bet the Wisconsin voters can totally imagine what it would be like to close down a factory and then try to run for governor of the same state.  So relatable.

With his listeners presumably howling with laughter, Romney then proceeded to describe a subsequent campaign parade in Michigan in which the band marching with his father would only play the Wisconsin fight song, rather than Michigan’s fight song:

“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!”

He’ll be here all week, folks.



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1,280 Responses to Mitt Romney Relates to Regular Folk with Hilarious Anecdote about Crushing Regular Folk’s Dreams

  1. Roger


    Romney needs to get new advisors. This was such as mishab that this story made it to the monologue of the Conan show….Fatal mistake at this stage of the race….

    • Rahma


      Boy, I'm 55 years old, can run a six minute mile and quite hlnestoy cannot suffer a slouch like this giving an interview. Give me somebody that's put on a had before.

    • Eliana


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  2. Linda (The Daily Dolt)



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