Mitt Romney Says He Started Out At The 'Entry Level'

The late great Molly Ivins famously wrote of George W. Bush, "He was born on third and thinks he hit a triple." Well, it looks like the same goes for Willard.

There was no mention of “pink slips,” but Mitt Romney on Monday was already trying to counteract the perception that he was out of touch when he said that there were times he feared getting fired.

A copy of a “pink slip” the Democratic National Committee is handing out at GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s campaign events in New Hampshire. (WSJ Photo by Danny Yadron)
On Sunday, Mr. Romney told a crowd in Rochester, N.H. , “I know what it’s like to wonder whether you’re going to get fired. A couple of times I wondered if I was going to get a pink slip.”

Speaking at a Nashua Chamber of Commerce breakfast Monday, Mr. Romney began by noting he did not always hold high-level positions. Rather, he said he started off “at the entry level.”

Ah yes.

Willard started out like every other slob -- whose father happened to be the CEO of the American Motors, governor of Michigan and held a cabinet-level position in the Nixon administration. Who grew up in one of the five wealthiest cities in the U.S. and who attended an exclusive prep school -- then went to college at Stanford and Harvard. Who, at the height of the Vietnam War, spent two and a half years running around in France.

Yep, he's a real-life Horatio Alger character, that Willard.

All this makes Willard's "equal opportunities" BS even harder to swallow.


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