In the second part of Fox News Sunday's Romney infomercial today, host Chris Wallace visited the entire Romney family in their home in New Hampshire (not the one in La Jolla with the $55,000 car elevator). Wallace seemed to really, really want us to think of them as regular folks: No maids! They love to shop at Costco! And Mitt Romney cooks!
Wallace led off by saying that one of Romney's biggest problems "is the perception, pushed by the Obama campaign" is that "he is out of touch and doesn't understand what many American families are going through."
So Wallace set about doing his best to convince you otherwise.
After showing us the outside of the beautiful, but not over-the-top house, we saw Mitt in his shirtsleeves helping his wife make "Mrs. Romney's trademark buttermilk pancakes. She prepares the batter. He cooks them."
Wallace pronounced them "sensational."
We got to see the "chore wheel" as Wallace explained that the kids "have to make their beds, brush their teeth and read scripture. The sons and their wives get to clean up."
Later, Wallace asked a "lightning round of 'in or out of touch' questions." But somehow they all seemed to have been designed with an "in" answer.
"Do you go to the grocery store?" Not only does he, he made dinner and did the shopping when Ann Romney was sick.
So much for lightning round. Wallace interjected, "Mrs. Romney, I noticed that there's no staff here. No cooks, no maids. Why not?"
"That's how we like it," she said, adding that she thought Mitt had ironed his own shirt that morning and she had seen him doing the laundry the night before. Color me cynical but I couldn't help but wonder if the staff had gotten the day off.
Then Wallace said casually to Ann Romney, "I also hear from my sources that you have an unhealthy attraction to Costco." Do you think one of those "sources" might be a Romney or Republican staffer?
Ann Romney giggled and said, "Oh, we both like Costco. I love Costco." She then told us her tips for shopping there.
Maybe they can get together with "Wal-Mart guy" Sean Hannity and have a shopping confab in Tampa!
“There is a perception that you reflectively lie in an effort to convince people you ARE in touch with average Americans…So tell us then: What is the annual membership fee to shop at a Costco?…Governor? Mrs. Romney? You both look perplexed. Did you not hear the question?”
Ann Romney and her husband are both TOTALLY FULL OF S**T.
Disgusting segment. And the numbnuts complain that the so called “mainstream media” does nothing but puff pieces on the Obama family. Then what the hell would you call the Costco-goin, pancake-flipping, chore-wheel family segment???
Sorry for going off topic here, but I feel the need to vent. On Saturday we lost an historic figure in Neil Armstrong, and his death is an example of how our priorities are so messed up today. While his passing is being reported by the news media, they seem to just want to move on, but when Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007, we had non-stop coverage for an entire month.
Ann Romney giggled and said, “Oh, we both like Costco. I love Costco.”
You’re right, Chrissy; it IS a rather “unhealthy attraction to Costco” — especially considering the fact that Costco’s founder and former CEO, Jim Sinegal, has donated to Democratic campaigns in Washington State . . . oh, and he’s an Obama supporter who’ll be speaking at the Democratic National Convention:
Maybe he’ll thank you in his speech for shopping at Costco, Ann. ;^)>