Thursday, August 9, 2007
Mitt Romney doesn't know how many counties are in Massachusetts...
This is a really embarrassing exchange:
At the Wilton Candy Kitchen, which claims to be the "oldest ice cream parlor/soda fountain in the world," Romney told a crowd of mostly elderly residents that his son Josh was about to complete a tour of all 99 counties in Iowa.There are actually 14 counties in Massachusetts, but how could the former chief executive of the state possibly know that???
A woman raised her hand. "Yes, please!" Romney said.
"How many counties are in Massachusetts?" she asked.
"Thirteen," he said. A few feet away, an aide shook his head and said, "Ten."
"Oh, no, I think it's 13," Romney said. "Not like your 99."
He paused for a moment. "Yeah, if you count Dukes County..." he trailed off. "So, anyway, we have very, very few."