Skip to comments.Mitt Romney’s $10,000 debate bet will haunt him forever
Posted on 12/11/2011 5:09:54 PM PST by SmithL
For as long as he lasts in the prez race, Mitt Romney is gonna regret offering to make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry at Saturday nights GOP debate. Why? Because only rich guys make $10,000 bets. The rest of the world says, Betcha five bucks. Or betcha a beer.
But not Mitt, the son of an auto company CEO/Michigan Governor. Guys like Mitt, who is worth north of $190 million bet $10,000.
If you missed the moment or, we hope, have enough of a life that you werent watching a political debate on a Saturday night Texas Gov. Rick Perry again accused Mitt Romney of altered a later edition of his book that pertained to the individual mandate for health care. Independent fact-checkers have shown the Perrys claim is WRONG.
But instead of just again sticking to the facts, Mitt went into Flustered Mitt Mode. You know, when someone dares to challenge the CEO, even with the wrong facts:
Ill tell you what. 10,000 bucks? Ten-thousand-dollar bet? Romney said to Perry.
Im not in the betting business, Perry replied.
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You know Rick Perry doesnt like Romney, and vice-versa. So..... its gotta be satisfying for Perry to.... accidentally..... drive the final nail in Mitts political coffin. Go Newt!Yes, only now we have to reckon with Zombie Willard as Team Romney has yet to realize that its very tiny heart has stopped beating altogether. He will stumble around for a while trying to eat the other candidates' brains with comic results.
Mitt Romney fouled up my life, the life of my children, and the life of their children forever with his acquiescence to a stealth Socialism under his watch.ftw! I am so right there with you.
I didn’t know Mormons were allowed to bet....
Yawn. Those who don’t like Mitt because of his politics won’t change their minds. Those who do like him will continue to do so. Typical media bluster.
Yeah - why isn’t Obama “Haunted” by anything, to MSM?
“Some say Obama wants Romney, because he will fit like a glove into the class-warfare anti-Wall street hate campaign allegedly being planned for next year.”
Well, he would at that. And that’s their plan, clearly. Then if, heaven forbid, Obama wins he’ll be able to claim a mandate for whatever evil re-distributionist plans he may have.
Men make $5,000, $10,000 bets all the time. This is silly. Rick Perry has enough money to make this kind of bet with Mittens.
studied the Mormon teachings said that it was just like islam. You can tell a “lie” if it is for the betterment of the religion.
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bingo! They call it ‘lying for the Lord’ and it is not uncommon at all.
Boos for Romneys $10k bet offer
CBS News interviewed Obozo on Sunday night .... waiting for transcript/articles to see how stringent they were with his howlers, his race-baiting, his religion-baiting, his conservative-baiting, and his work on driving the Muslim Brotherhood to power in a new caliphate.
Unfortunately. Since, like LBJ, he's never been anything but a public servant since he left the Air Force.
LBJ, lying like a dog, used to say, well, Lady Bird made some real smart investments! (Yeah, like Hillary's.)
Not a Mitt fan, but I thought the bet was no big deal. People say, “Want to bet XX dollars?” all the time, it doesn’t mean they really are putting the money on the table even if they have it... Anyone agreeing that Mitt’s bet was a big deal is playing into zero’s class warfare mantra.
Media says GOOD - Obama wagers $550,000,000 of taxpayers money to his supporters on an iffy start-up business and loses it all.
Gov. Romney and his running mate Kerry Murphy Healey (after their one term he declined to run again, she ran but lost) accepted a salary that was a grand total of $0.00. Both could afford it.
Perhaps Mass. voters got what they paid for. (He has pledged if elected pres. to donate the salary to charity)
>>Incoming Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Tuesday neither he nor his lieutenant governor will draw their state salaries while in office, citing what Romney’s transition team called “a spirit of volunteerism.”
The governor’s salary in Massachusetts is $135,000 a year, while incoming Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey would have drawn $120,000 annually. Some of the money saved will be used to supplement the pay of senior advisers, Romney’s office said.
“This is a symbolic move that we hope sets the appropriate tone and which demonstrates our strong commitment to public service,” Romney said in a written statement Tuesday.
(For the record, his successor Deval Patrick-D, did not do the same—rr)
>>Media says BAD - Romney offers to wager $10,000 of his own money on a sure thing.
>>Media says GOOD - Obama wagers $550,000,000 of taxpayers money to his supporters on an iffy start-up business and loses it all.
Good point. I wonder if even the Mormons will shun Romney now...
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it was just “tacky.”
it was just “tacky.”