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Mitt Romney silently fumes at his staff for allowing cheap-ass ponchos at his photo-op (Reuters photo)
 
By now, you've probably already heard about Mitt Romney's tone-deaf comment that while he's not a fan of NASCAR racing, he's got "some great friends who are NASCAR team owners."

And you might also have heard about him telling voters that he's been "extraordinarily successful" and that if they "think that there is something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy."

But these three sentences, from The New York Times writeup of Romney's visit to the Daytona 500, might just be the three most hilarious sentences about Mitt Romneybot that you read all day.

But the crowd initially booed Mr. Romney, who occasionally struck a discordant note, as when he approached a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought,” he said. “Really sprung for the big bucks.”
The only question is whether he's so clueless that he's never seen plastic ponchos before and actually thinks they are a big money item ... or if he's a enough of a condescending jackass that he'd make fun of somebody for wearing one.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 07:04 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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