VIDEO: CNN's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Cringeworthy Statement About Mitt Romney

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Thank you Tommy Christopher and @OTOOLEFAN for spotting this. As Tommy describes it so aptly, this is "The Most Ridiculous Statement I’ve Ever Seen On Television"... and CNN aired it. Right out loud. On purpose. Gloria Borger:

“In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American, but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.”

In the middle of what, a pile of cash? A patisserie filled with delectable French goodies? Why, he was so brave, I bet he even slept with his windows wide open!

What a hero. What nerves of steel it must have taken to live in a Paris mansion with a "cook, a servant, stained glass windows and expensive art, that later became an embassy" after he demonstrated in favor of a Vietnam War draft but got that religious deferment.

So, CNN’s story is that Mitt Romney had it tough during Vietnam because the protests in France made it hard for his dad to send him money. 

Willard Romney is right in the middle of it alright.

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  • http://twitter.com/RockMollica Rock Mollica

    This is the real view into the man's heart. That he would even approve of this disgusting bullshit about being in danger while American boys were being killed and maimed in Viet Nam. He delivers the same bullshit about how important his sons are to his campaign as an excuse why they don't serve, as they stand behind the podium like wallpaper for Dad. What an ass wipe. I've got news for you Mitt, you must earn the WH, you can't buy it, steal it or bullshit your way passed the front door. You want us to give you the reins to lead a country you wouldn't fight for, while marching in favor of that very same war. A bigger phony I've not seen in all my years on this planet, and I lived through Nixon and both Bush's.
    I guess he could have choked on an egg shell.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    "Alternate Take:
    While in Paris in 1968, Mitt Romney was magically transported back to Paris' glory days in the 1380's ;D"

    Don't you mean Paris' glory days of the 1790s?  Mitt and Ann would've fit in well as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. :)

  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    Since Mitt was unable to serve in Vietnam, he did the next best thing, romping through Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, the streets of Paris, in hot pursuit of Ho Chi Minh.  With each petit marmot, foie gras, gateau st. honore one step closer.  Braving night soil dumpings, angry geese, pigeons, cobblestone streets, avoiding the siren calls of wine and Henry Miller, freeing the souls, and sous of bourgeousie in the glory of Mormon.  Was syphilis ever a real danger while wearing that kevlar underwear?  Really?

    Alternate Take:
    While in Paris in 1968, Mitt Romney was magically transported back to Paris' glory days in the 1380's ;D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    “In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American, but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.”

    Well, I'll hazard a guess that Vietnam in 1968 was even more dangerous for a 21-year-old American, but Mittens was nowhere near it . . .