In an attempt to reach out to Southern voters, Mitt Romney found a way to mix age, women and hugs all in one.
At a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama, Romney emphasized that he wants voters -- specifically the female contingent -- to embrace his White House run.
"Please give us a big hug, that's the girls," he said, according to Politico. "I've been getting hugs from the Southern girls … from 12, to well, a lot more than 12."
While Mitt touted these lovable moments, he and the rest of GOP field have been criticized for their stances on contraception. Rick Santorum called out his rival for switching positions on the Blunt Amendment. Romney also faced some heat for not directly denouncing Rush Limbaugh's "slut" outburst. When asked about the explosive remarks, he said they were "not the language" he would have used.
So, Mitt gets a rise out of being hugged? Well, if he loves generic southern girls hugging him, then I know he'd LOVE to be hugged by the 2 southern girls I'm interested in. Could this fellow become the GOP's equivalent to Bill Clinton? Don't know, but it looks that way. The only question left is this: How will “Hug-gate” affect Romney’s showing in the April 3 Wisconsin Primary? Again, don't know, but it definitely wasn’t a smart move for him to say that. Shows how he thinks of women.
(PS, may God forgive me for linking to HuffPo)