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Mitt(ens) Romney

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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My husband just showed me this. Hilarious! IDK how I missed it.

2 Percent of Voters Thought Mitt Romney's Real Name Is 'Mittens'

Dino Grandoni 34,136 Views Jan 3, 2012

Quick: What's Mitt Romney's real first name? (No Googling!) If you didn't guess "Willard," you're in the same boat as 94 percent of America that somehow still doesn't know all that much about a guy who's been running for president for five years. According a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, a 20 percent plurality of us thought that "Mitt" was his real name and not a glove-like nickname. 18 percent said "Mitchell"; 8 percent, Milton; and only 6 percent correctly said "Willard." But the most important stat from the survey is that somehow, in some way, 2 percent of real-life adult voting Americans believe that his name is "Mittens." As in what you'd name your cat -- but instead of being a cat, Mittens Romney is a leading contender to be the leader of the free world. Another 2 percent thought his name was "Gromit," which is almost equally as ridiculous sounding (and also, coincidentally, the name of a dog). Maybe he should just go with "Mittens." Romney needs more people to like him, and the Internet has clearly demonstrated people's love of cats. They also like pranks, so maybe this is the 2 percent of the public that likes giving funny answers to pollsters. Or it may be evidence of the (modest) success of Gawker writer Jim Newell's aggressive campaign to advance the nickname when he was at Wonkette. Whatever the deeper meaning, Mittens makes for certainly a better animal association than newt-like Newt Gingrich does.

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by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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tooptimistic
by Kelly on Feb. 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

and your point is?

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

How about Will-

DivingDiva
by Gold Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I suspect a goodly number of that 2% is made up of a bunch of smart arses who are trying to be amusing. 

It is kind of funny. 

heidimoose134
by Momma Moose on Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I knew his name is Willard. :-)

toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

 That two percent were democrats. 

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

LOL at Gromit.  I love wallace and gromit!

I did not know his name was Willard.  I don't know what I thoight it was, lol.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:36 PM

If  I got polled I totally would have said Gromit.  

Quoting DivingDiva:

I suspect a goodly number of that 2% is made up of a bunch of smart arses who are trying to be amusing. 

It is kind of funny. 


Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Mittens, love it.

parrishsky
by Maxfield on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I'm pretty sure most people don't even think about it... Tells ya how irrelevant this man is.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Quoting DivingDiva:

I suspect a goodly number of that 2% is made up of a bunch of smart arses who are trying to be amusing. 

It is kind of funny. 



Agree
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