Given a chance to visit Manny Pacquiao's locker room before the boxer's Saturday night bout against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Mitt Romney delivered a pep talk as only Mitt Romney could. It went as follows: "Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost."
No one knows how such soaring Churchillian rhetoric could have failed to inspire Pacquiao to victory, but the Filipino boxing legend was knocked out in the sixth round, at least sparing himself the indignity of earning only 47% of match points.
Taken in isolation, this incident means little. But consider what happened at Disneyland, only one day after Romney decided a trip to the resort wasn't just for winners…
A 37-year-old Disneyland contract worker cleaning the roof of Space Mountain sustained moderate injuries Wednesday when his harness malfunctioned, authorities said. He slid about 20 feet before coming to a halt on the lip of the large, ridged roof.
We won't have confirmation of the Romney Curse until a certain gas station in La Jolla goes out of business or there's an outbreak of food poisoning traced back to Pizzeria Limone in Salt Lake City. Still, best to be cautious. If you hear robotic voice saying "I ran for president. I lost. Ha ha ha," get the hell out of there.
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