Skip to comments.CNN Resorts to Questioning Appeal of Jack Nicklaus Endorsement of Romney
Posted on 09/26/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT by Kaslin
The media are digging deep to rain on Mitt Romney's Ohio campaign. On Wednesday, CNN's Brooke Baldwin stupidly wondered how golfer and Ohio-native Jack Nicklaus' endorsement of the candidate would help him with Ohio middle class voters.
"But here you have you have Romney needing middle class votes in Ohio. How is he helped by a man who has been the face of professional golf, doesn't even live in Ohio anymore?" Baldwin said in her pathetic attempt to play devil's advocate. [Video below the break. Audio here.]
CNN's Baldwin Stupidly Asks How Jack Nicklaus Campaign Appearance Can Help Romney With Middle Class Voters
By her standards, she could have asked the same question when President Obama attended a fund raiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce at Jay-Z's 40/40 club that featured a champagne tower, where seats went for $40,000.
Reporter Peter Hamby even mentioned the fund raiser in front of Baldwin on September 18 during CNN Newsroom, but she said nothing on the optics of it for middle class voters. Both Beyonce and Jay-Z have a net worth in the hundreds of millions.
And Hamby shot down Baldwin's question on Wednesday. "Look, he [Nicklaus] said in the speech, this election isn't about wealthy people, it's about the middle class. And you want surrogates like this in Ohio. Jack Nicklaus is an Ohio legend. He's from the Columbus area, that's where they were campaigning together. That's a bellwether part of the state."
A transcript of the segment, which aired on September 26 on CNN Newsroom at 3:16 p.m. EDT, is as follows:
BROOKE BALDWIN: And we'll also talk about Romney and Ohio, because that's precisely where he is today, to gain some traction. And he was joined this morning by a guy I know many of us would recognize. A really world-class, world famous athlete, Ohio native, who got up there and talked about winning, talked about success. Here is Jack Nicklaus.
JACK NICKLAUS: When I was competing, I didn't lean on someone else in tough times. I knew what I had to do on the golf course to succeed. And when I won, I certainly didn't apologize for my success.
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BALDWIN: So Peter Hamby, I'm just going to play devil's advocate. And look, I love golf, working on my swing, who doesn't love Jack Nicklaus. But here you have you have Romney needing middle class votes in Ohio. How is he helped by a man who has been the face of professional golf, doesn't even live in Ohio anymore?
PETER HAMBY: Well it's hard to hate on Jack. The guy has 18 Masters. Look, he said in the speech, this election isn't about wealthy people, it's about the middle class. And you want surrogates like this in Ohio. Jack Nicklaus is an Ohio legend. He's from the Columbus area, that's where they were campaigning together. That's a bellwether part of the state. He went to Ohio State. I mean, in my personal preference, I want to see where Bubba Watson and the Golf Boys are going in this election.
What about Madonna’s endorsement locking up the skank vote.
That's about par for the course.
It has to be more help than Madonna’s promise to strip naked if Bambi wins.
They said the same thing about Clint Eastwood. They hate anyone who doesn’t like their Umbama.
It’s obviously racist since Jack Nicklaus is not Tiger Woods. < / sarc >
Unlike 0bama, Jack Nicklaus actually knows how to play golf.
No mention of that dirty boy Mike Rowe? Yummy if he says vote Romney I’m in.
That’s for sure
Well Peter, I've got some bad news for you sunshine. Bubba and the Boys are all Christian Conservatives. I can pretty much guarantee they're not supporting your boy.
The Dirty Jobs guy was also with Romney today in Ohio. I like him!
Well he needs the ignorant to reelect him
And no Peter, Jack does NOT have 18 Masters, he has 18 major titles. The Masters is one of the four “major: tournaments.
I am an avid golfer and I can assure Chrissy that never once, not once, have I EVER thought to compare Obama to Tiger Woods. That is laughable.
Jack Nicklaus has raised and donated millions upon millions to charitable causes, events and institutions. His Memorial Tournament played every year at Muirfield Village (in Ohio)raises millions that goes primarily to the Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Unlike Obama and his circle of Marxist friends, Jack Nicklaus has created dozens of charitable endeavors directed at children's health, finding cures for debilitating diseases and promoting faith based education.
My commercial ad idea:
JACK NICKLAUS: “As a winner of 18 major golf championships, I never took time off to try to be president. So why would I want my president to try to be a professional golfer?”
Cut to images of Obama on the golf course with the number of rounds (105?) of golf he’s played since becoming president in big numbers on the screen. Then change the stat to how many months of 8+% unemployment, then the size of the debt, and the number of people on food stamps.
Apparently, she knows nothing about Ohio
CNN emerged from slime and slime it will always be..