COLUMBUS, OHIO – Despite Governor Romney’s ability to shamelessly bend his views to whatever political position benefits the moment, he’s to be commended for boldly sharing one of the only positions he’s consistently held his entire life: Mitt Romney can’t stand the Ohio State Buckeyes.
In an interview with WBNS TV this week, Romney was grilled on whether he “was a Buckeye fan.” His response? Before practically launching into verses from Michigan’s “The Victors,” Romney made it abundantly clear that every town counts, except Columbus, Ohio.
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REPORTER: “Are you a Buckeye fan?”
ROMNEY: “Uhhhhhhhhh listen — I grew up in Michigan, I’m sorry to tell you, but I grew up in Michigan so the Michigan teams have always placed a big part of my, uh, my sports interest. And of course now having lived I think 40 years in Massachusetts, it’s the Massachusetts teams.”
Unfortunately for Governor Romney, this is yet another example of how out of touch he is with Ohioans and their values, as Republicans and Democrats across this state deeply share their support for our Ohio State Buckeyes. In response to Romney’s Buckeye blunder, Ohio State University College Democrats President Mallory Kimble released the following statement:
“It’s no surprise that when it comes to making a tough call, Mitt Romney fumbles,” said Ohio State College Democrats President Mallory Kimble. “From his plan to ‘let Detroit go Bankrupt’ and harm the auto industry that employs nearly 850,000 Ohioans, to his push to cut teachers, firemen and policemen, Mitt Romney has shown he doesn’t stand for what Ohioans care about. Mitt Romney has made it clear he’s no Buckeye.”