Mitt Romney is getting a lot of laughs with his anti-Massachusetts jokes on the stump as he tries to build momentum for a presidential run. The AP followed the Gov last week.
“Instead of talking about his home state with the usual lip-quivering pride, Romney uses it like a vaudeville comic would use his mother-in-law, as a laugh line.
‘There are more Republicans in this room tonight than I have in my state,” joshed Mitt.
When he speaks to an audience out of state, he uses a different blueprint. He does describe policy successes achieved during his term, including the streamlining of state bureaucracy and improvements in educational opportunities. But then he goes after Kerry, mocking his suntanned face as “code orange.” That is bad for Kerry but it also reminds people that Romney’s state elected him.”