Mitt Romney’s $10,000.oo Bet

Posted December 11th, 2011 by Iron Mike

Is this how the upper crust wager?

In the heat of the Iowa ABC/Yahoo debate Mitt was under attack from Rick Perry about the Individual Mandate provision in RomneyCare.  Perry said it was in Mitt’s book. Mitt said it wasn’t – and wagered $10,000 that he could prove it.

Perry to his credit didn’t accept the bet.

So why is Mitt under fire?  Because most Americans don’t have an extra $100.oo – much less $10,000.oo – to wager on political issues. 

To most Americans Mitt was betting five or six mortgage payments, or a semester of college tuition.  Mitt was casually tossing around the kind of money average working Americans sweat bullets for.  It made him look like the personification of the ‘rich 1%’ who the Occupy folks have been railing against.

We Americans need our next President to have a certain grace under pressure.

Romney’s reflex instinct was all ‘rich man’s club’ – without a second’s pause to think how his words and gesture might be seen by people who are struggling tonight to pay next semester’s tuition for their kid.

At this point it no longer matters what the book says.  We’ve seen again how Mitt reacts under pressure, – and it ain’t pretty.  It’s not even presidential.

/s/  Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!


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