Romney: 'There Were a Couple of Times I Wondered If I Was Going to Get a Pink Slip'
9:51 PM, Jan 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Remember that "pious baloney" Newt Gingrich accused Mitt Romney of serving up at this morning's Republican presidential debate? Well, just a couple hours after that memorable debate moment, Romney told a New Hampshire crowd: "There were a couple of times I wondered if I was going to get a pink slip."
No doubt there were times in Romney's extremely successful and lucrative business career that he remembers as tough or uncertain, but is this really a plausible way to connect with the average American voter?
Sarah Boxer of National Journal reports:
Hmm. Romney is worth an estimated $250 million. It seems a bit far fetched that "he could relate to struggling Americans," as Boxer reported he was attempting to do, by talking about jobs, paychecks, and pink slips.