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April 19, 2007

Tommy Thompson’s Macaca Moment?

Filed under: Election 2008,Mitt Romney,Republicans,Tommy Thompson — Psycheout @ 11:08 am

From Race 4 2008 comes this:

Little did I know that later that day, Thompson said this unbelievably cringe-worthy statement while speaking at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism:

“I’m in the private sector and for the first time in my life I’m earning money. You know that’s sort of part of the Jewish tradition and I do not find anything wrong with that.”

Ouch. Why would a Presidential candidate say something like this? It’s not very Presidential if you ask me.

Was it intended as a joke or was he being serious and saw nothing wrong with perpetuating a stereotype of Jewish people? This certainly doesn’t help his struggling campaign.

Update: Mitt Romney Has the Highest Negatives of Any 2008 Presidential Candidate in Either Major Party at This Juncture. Double ouch.

— Psycheout

6 Comments »

  1. He really said that? Oh, my.

    Comment by Becky — April 19, 2007 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  2. You must have updated while I was commenting. Go Romney! Ha ha ha! Go back to Massachusetts. And stay there.

    Comment by Becky — April 19, 2007 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

  3. Thompson seems all right. But this has really got to hurt his slim chances.

    Comment by Red State Guy — April 19, 2007 @ 11:19 pm | Reply

  4. Oh no he didn’t! How embarassing. And Romney, it’s hard to believe how unlikable he is. No, wait. It isn’t.

    Comment by Anti-Media — April 20, 2007 @ 12:02 am | Reply

  5. Jesus H Christ he really wants to loose. I didnt even no he was runnign.

    Comment by JOE — April 20, 2007 @ 2:27 am | Reply

  6. What an idiot! I can’t believe a smart person like Thompson would say something so incredibly stupid.

    Comment by Jodi — April 20, 2007 @ 1:31 pm | Reply


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