Mitt Romney wants to be President of the United States -- and he’s finally getting the rest of the Republican Party to agree that he’s the best candidate.
But, he still has to run in the general election against President Obama, and there are a couple issues that can prove to be problematic for his campaign.
The biggest one is that Mitt’s wealth clashes with his claims that he relates to the middle-class, which is then used as ammo against him.
Case in point: POTUS recently gave a speech where he not-so-subtly took a swipe at Mitt, saying, "I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth." And Mitt doesn’t help the situation with his constant gaffes that we can only describe as "I'm-so-rich" blunders:
- There was the time he nonchalantly mentioned that his wife Anne drove "a couple Cadillacs."
- And then, there was when he was caught on camera, talking about his elite dancing horses.
- Oh, and then there was the radio interviewer that asked him a sports question, which led Mitt to mention that his friends own football teams.
Now, he’s done it again. This time, over a plate of cookies.
Here’s what happened: last week, Mitt was at a Bethel Park, Pa., picnic meeting with supporters when he noticed a plate of cookies and started to explain why he was “not sure about these cookies.” He noted that they didn’t appear homemade and then said they were probably from the local "7-Eleven bakery" (it's a convenience store, Mitt, not a bakery).
The cookies were actually from Bethel Bakery, which is kind of popular. And, of course, Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV caught it all on tape (see video, below).
The treats on the table didn’t look appealing to Mitt, so what's the big deal?
Instead of saying, "I’m not hungry,” or just taking one simple bite of one freaking cookie, Mitt talked down about them -- and dogged a convenience store chain that millions of voters frequent. Now, all the Obama campaign has to do is hustle POTUS into a 7-Eleven to buy some Oreos in front of the cameras. That would send the message that POTUS gets what the common person goes through -- while Mitt thinks it’s all beneath him.
And, just like that cookies become the center of the 2012 presidential election.
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VIDEO: Bethel Bakery Offers 'Cookie Gate' Special After Romney Slight
Are you in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area? Bethel Bakery tells us they are running a "Cookie Gate" special: Buy one dozen cookies, get half a dozen free! Check out the bakery's cookies.
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