Romney compares relief efforts to cleaning up a football field

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney uses an overly simplistic analogy to describe how relief efforts work


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Prachi Gupta
November 1, 2012 7:43PM (UTC)

At a recent "storm relief event" in Ohio, Mitt Romney likened the Hurricane Sandy relief effort to cleaning a football field covered with "rubbish and paper goods." While explaining that this was a challenge he faced in high school, he asked the crowd, "How are we going to clean up all the mess on the football field?'"

"If everybody cleans their lane," he said, everyone will be able to "get the job done."

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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