The Pitfalls Of Campaign Comedy

Jun 16 2011 @ 6:42pm

Matt Yglesias points out that Romney is not actually unemployed. Michael Sherer yawns at the gaffe:

Oh, the outrage. The outrage. The phony, phony outrage. As Zeleny’s report makes clear, the unemployed workers who heard Romney’s joke were not offended. They got it. Romney, a rich guy, was making fun of himself, not people out of work. But he wasn’t speaking in a comedy club. He was speaking in a high stakes campaign. And as the campaign progresses, I would bet that Romney’s sense of humor becomes an issue.