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Romney Tries to go Viral

Mitt Romney’s campaign released a web video on Friday about how Obama has failed to create new jobs. The spot features Ryan King, a recent college graduate who is struggling to find a job in Michigan. You can watch the video here.

But wait a minute, if you listen closely to the video, King says “right now I have about $3 to my name before I cash my paycheck tomorrow”. Um, he’s getting a paycheck tomorrow?

Not only that, but according to the Wall Street Journal, a month before King made the video, he bragged on his Facebook page about getting a job.

It should probably surprise nobody that Ryan King is also the vice chairman of Young Republicans in his county. His Facebook page also has photos of him partying away at the 2011 state GOP convention.

Maybe we should be feeling more sorry for Mitt Romney than for Ryan King. Is he really this disconnected from reality?



  1. Jason Ray wrote:

    Yes he is. Like John McCain, he is (or already has) abandoned all the characteristics that made him a potential general election winner to appeal to the hard core conservatives, which is a losing strategy.

    Maybe No Labels is right – maybe we need open primaries and alternative voting to break the hard right stranglehold on the Republican primaries, and then a more moderate, reasonable Republican like the original McCain or Romney might have a real chance.

    Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  2. starluna wrote:

    I cannot believe that they could not find a single recent college grad registered Republican who actually did not have a job. When I see things like this I realize it is not just stupidity that creates these kinds of mistakes. It is greed and the desire to be a celebrity. It’s like Joe the Plumber all over again.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 8:59 am | Permalink