Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.
I think we can use Britney Spear’s anthem “Oops I did it again” as Mitt Romney’s theme song. Mitt was declared the “winner” of the nasty Wednesday debate but as usual Mitt creates a self-inflicted firestorm.
Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club event, in a stadium nearly fully empty, Romney said:
“This feels good, being back in Michigan,” Romney said. “You know, the trees are the right height. The streets are just right. I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pick-up truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck. So I used to have all three covered.”
A couple of Cadillacs? Just a couple? Don’t worry the Romney camp clarified with a classic case of making matters even worse. Camp Mitt told the Washington Post that:
… Ann Romney drives two Cadillac SRX’s (model years 2007 and 2010), one in California and one in Massachusetts.
And what is the costs of these Cadillacs?:
The 2010 model of the luxury compact SUV retails for about $36,000 to $50,000, while the 2007 model retails for $38,000 to $44,000. (The base MSRP for a Cadillac SRX is $35,485, according to the Edmunds car price Web site.)
So the explanation is wife Ann needs two because they have two homes on each side of the country. And voting is Tuesday? here we go again. Another damaging event for Team Romney that makes him look out of touch from working people.
Here is Mitt’s California home, nearly 11,000 square feet:
Then there is the New Hampshire summer estate:
Compounding the gaffe was a set of explanations as to why Camp Romney would have such a speech in a empty stadium. At least 4 excuses so far have been given, from the secret service made them do it to an error in approving the venue. More here.
Here is a view of the event: