“Mitt Romney has driven home his support for American-made cars during his White House bid but the message is running on empty with his top staffers and even his five sons as they motor around in imports,” reports the estimable Dave Wedge of the Boston Herald in a story titled Mitt’s staff gung ho for imports.

The parking lot at Romney’s Commercial Street campaign headquarters could be mistaken for a high-end foreign car dealership as staffers drive Lexus SUVs, Mercedes-Benzes, BMWs, Audis and Saabs, many adorned with Mitt Romney campaign stickers.

Among the Romney staffers’ with foreign-made vehicles:

  • Campaign manager Beth Myers drives a $35,000 Lexus RX350;
  • Former state GOP director Mark Rowe has a BMW 325i;
  • Benjamin Godley, who also worked for Romney in the Bay State governor’s office, has a Mercedes-Benz CLK320;
  • Adviser Ron Kaufman, a former strategist for President Bush, drives a $50,000 Mercedes S600.
  • Romney himself drives a Ford Mustang and his wife has a 2005 Cadillac, but he has been a foreign car aficionado, despite being the son of a Detroit auto magnate. Records show Romney owned a 1985 BMW and a 1996 Saab Turbo 9000.
  • One GOP insider said Romney treated the classic BMW – his favorite – “like his baby.”

Romney’s five sons appeared with their dad onstage in February when he announced his presidential bid in Dearborn, Mich., at the Henry Ford Museum, father of the American auto assembly line. But all of Romney’s boys are foreign car owners, and most have never owned an American vehicle, records show … more

Here is what really galls.

Here is what really rankles.

Romney insisted—yes, Romney insisted—rumour has it that he pounded the table and demandeddespite urgent protests from National Jewish Democratic Council—on launching his poorly organized, spectacularly expensive, yet largely ineffective campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan,

  • [a museum] “named for America’s greatest anti-Semite,”
  • [a museum] “named for a man revered by Adolf Hitler, who awarded [Ford] the Grand Service Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle,”
  • [a museum] “named for the U.S. publisher of the ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’ and ‘The International Jew: the World’s foremost problem.’


Forman of the NJDC “… Yet [Romney] chooses to kick [off] his presidential campaign on the former estate of a well-known and outspoken anti-Semite and xenophobe.”

So Romney chooses Ford over the Jews, then he chooses BMW and SAAB over Ford!

Is this man loyal to anyone? We mean, anyone? Even Romney sycophant Justin Hart argues that Romney’s first and only priority is Romney. See:

Hart answers Oliver on the issue of Romney’s despicable, indefensible treatment of former friend, Craig

Oh, well. It’s not like Romney will ever be president or anything. But what does it say about the GOP that one of their top candidates is Willard Milton Romney?

yours &c.


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