Mitt is heading to London for the Olympics, hoping to remind us of his days running the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. That’s pretty much all he has left.
In 2008, he ran on Bain, the Olympics, and Massachusetts governor.
Now, Obamacare has made it impossible for him to run on his record as governor, since Romneycare was his big achievement. He was trying to run on his experience at Bain, but that just opened a whole can of worms which are wriggling all over his campaign strategy.
So he’s lost two legs of his three-legged stool, and now the last leg is about to get sawed off.
The Dems have just released a great video* showing that Mitt got $1.3 billion from the federal government for his Olympics. That compares to $609 million for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and $75 million for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. There is devastating footage of John McCain decrying the $1.3 billion as “outrageous,” “a national disgrace,” “an incredible pork-barrel project,” and “a rip off of the taxpayer.”
The video closes by saying that Mitt didn’t save the 2002 Olympics, the American taxpayer did.
His trip to London is going to remind us that Ann “You People” Romney goes to Europe to shop for dancing horses costing hundreds of thousands of dollars each, and that he wrote off almost $80,000 for one horse on that little peek at his tax returns he gave us.
I’m sure Mitt will get the dressage vote. I don’t think they’re losing sleep over that in the White House or Chicago.
* “The Olympic Bailout,” DemRapidResponse, YouTube