The Mitt Romney final vote count was enshrined in history today, and in footnotes for decades to come, the irony of the GOP contender’s ultimate tally will amuse history students.
Before the Romney final vote count, before the fevered last week or so of the election — it looked like the Republican candidate had a better shot at the White House than he ultimately did. And after President Obama’s lackluster first debate performance, there was a brief, shining moment of hope for the GOP.
But now Romney’s final vote count has been entered into the historical record at 47.2 percent for evermore — clocking a number that seems to keep dogging the former Presidential candidate.
Back in May, when Romney made the remarks at a fundraiser where content was meant to never make it to press, he’d said of the infamous 47 percent:
“My job is not to worry about those people … I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Romney later addressed the resultant controversy after Mother Jones publicized the clip and very well may have called the election in the end — saying on Fox News:
“Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn’t come out right.”
“In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong. And I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that’s been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent.”
Whether he meant it or not, Romney’s final vote count seems to have reflected what may have been voter rejection of the comments.