The Campaign Spot

Mitt Romney’s Chris Christie Moment?

A reader sends in this video, taped and posted earlier today, calling it “Mitt Romney having a Chris Christie moment.”

It’s at least somewhat applicable, as his questioner offers this inane suggestion that budget-cutting is ipso facto a call to eliminate all government funding, and declaring it “shameful” that some would think that everyone doesn’t benefit from government spending. When she won’t let him answer the question, he gets pretty heated by Romney standards, letting her know that she had her turn to speak, now he gets his.

I relate, Mitt. At a recent housing association meeting about the nefarious menace of daycare-center kiddie pools, some folks in attendance apparently forgot that I had the floor. Let ‘er rip, I say.

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