At a rally in Virginia on Thursday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney discussed the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He asked that everyone please keep the victims of the storm in their thoughts and prayers. He then, in what seemed an attempt to relate to the tribulation occurring on the east coast, offered a story from his youth.
“You see folks, I understand what they are going through over there in the hurricane ravaged states, and especially the coastline. When I was a child, there were some days when the maid had to call out sick and my mother would require me to walk into my bedroom, look around, and begin to clean up the mess that laid before me. It was overwhelming, it was terrible in fact, but I rolled up my sleeves and began to pick it all up and put it back together piece by piece. One time I even picked up an entire bucket of Lincoln Logs that had been strewn all over the floor, much like what we’re seeing on the Jersey Shore, however eventually I was able to get all the pieces back into the bucket and move on to the next task at hand. There were toy cars overturned, and even a piece of cake slowly going stale under my bed where a trail of ants seemed to fancy calling home. Folks, it’s not about how difficult a task is, it’s about getting in there and doing what needs to be done. With me as your president, I’ll make sure we get in there, roll up our sleeves, and get that cake out from under the bed before mom knows it was there in the first place. (pause for laughter) You see, we’re a nation of builders, and we’ll build this nation up and rebuild that coastline.”
During the remainder of his speech, Gov. Romney failed to mentioned the efforts of President Obama and Gov. Christie working together to get the devastated storm victims what they need. He did however go on to mention how he is such a great unifier and businessman, and how when he was a child he had hoped to one day be