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The Donnybrook
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.

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."
There are actually 14 counties in Massachusetts, but how could the former chief executive of the state possibly know that???


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