Mitt Romney took most of Sunday off the Michigan campaign trail to jet to Florida to attend the Daytona 500. The Republican presidential candidate had hoped his appearance there would remind voters here that he is a car enthusiast.
But the race was postponed because of rain, and Romney made another extemporaneous remark that underscored the caricature that his political opponents are pushing of the former Massachusetts governor as a wealthy, out-of-touch elitist.
Asked by an Associated Press reporter as he was greeting NASCAR fans whether he follows the sport, Romney said: “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”
ROFLMAO! Notice that Romney's friends are TEAM OWNERS, not mechanics or timekeepers, or jack operators.
Santorum is sponsoring a CAR - #26 driven by Tony Raines - car has a big circle on the hood that says RICK 2012. Santorum said their strategy for the Dayton 500 [still under a rain delay] will be to hang back, let the others knock each other out - and then head for the finish line!!!! I bet Romney doesn't even know which way the drivers turn going around the track!