Mitt Romney Sparks Outrage In Pittsburgh Over 'CookieGate'

James Johnson

No Mitt Romney isn't embroiled in some vast right wing conspiracy but to hear the people of Pittsburgh talk about "CookieGate" you would almost think his newest foot in mouth offense was on par with Nixon's WaterGate scandal.

Romney on Tuesday was visiting just outside of the city for what was suppose to be a simple photo op when he decided to open up his mouth and insult the events baked goods. Romney turned to a woman next to him and said:

"I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them. Did you make those cookies? You didn't did you? No. No. They came from the local 7-Eleven bakery or whatever."

Republican owner of the bakery John Walsh isn't too hurt by the comments, however he did take a pretty funny jab at Romney, stating:

"Let him eat cake next time."

It didn't take the Democratic National Committee (DNC) too long to jump on this one:

— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) April 19, 2012

A general rule of thumb, if you are trying to win over people in a certain area you should probably know a little bit about their demographical information.