WASHINGTON (CNN) - At Wednesday night’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his “Top 10 Reasons for Dropping Out of the Race":
10. There weren't as many Osmonds as I thought.
9. I got tired of corkscrew landings under sniper fire.
8. As a lifelong hunter, I didn't want to miss the start of the varmint season.
7. There wasn’t room for two Christian leaders.
6. I was upset that no one had bothered to search my passport files.
5. I needed an excuse to get fat, grow a beard and win the Nobel prize.
4. I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.
3. I wanted to finally take off that dark suit and tie, and kick back in a light-colored suit and tie.
2. Once my wife Ann realized I couldn't win, my fundraising dried up.
1. There was a miscalculation in our theory: "As Utah goes, so goes the nation.”
This list is clearly in the flavour of David Letterman and I think it's great that he has the guts to laugh at himself. I wonder what people would think if he wasn't a Mormon. As for people who are lamenting the "wasting" of precious news space on this website, if there's room enough for your blog, then there's room enough for this, just ask Al Gore, he invented the dang thing.
We could use politicians like Mitt who don't believe that America should have up to 30% of potential taxpayers–and all politicians on the governments teat.
# 11 Because you are a loser and a moron!
Our President Obama 08' & 12'
Mitt Romney trying to be hip/funny= FAIL
You still have my vote Mitt in 2012, and definitely this year if McCain has any brains and asks you to be his running mate. You the man Mitt! It's time for some IQ and some Economics Acumen in the White House!!!
How many of the "benchmarks" has the Iraqi government met so far? And what's the hold up?
I'll say it, yet again: Romney is an alright dude. I like him.
I like Mitt's attitude!
Those were pretty good. He's actually more likable since he dropped out–maybe cause he relaxed a bit more.
Hes awesome and hed be a great leader unlike the current racist punk from chicago.
Hillary did so good last night and CNN hasn't reported good things about her so how much is obama sending for you not to report his negatives. His campaign has been as negative as Clinton but yet you don't report that......
what a dick...it's okay not to like al gore, but when someone wins a nobel prize...you don't take a slap at that accomplishment and that institution dick brain!
Cheryl, finally you got something right. You won't win and Hillary did say "Yes, Yes, Yes!" Come over to our side Cheryl if you want real change.
funny, he hit the bullseye with number 4 :D
Ian April 17th, 2008 11:12 am ET
Number 11 – Because I'm a crazy mormon
And people say there's no antipathy?
I rest my case!
Why is he still talking?
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I'm not a fan of Mitt's politics, but I have to give him credit–it's good that he has a sense of humor about the whole thing.
Pretty funny Mitt!
At least a good sense of humor.
well, you're lying in here.
Th truth is, you could not figure out where you were bound for, and yes no ROAD that could get you there.
I think it is funny & i'm voting for Obama. Lighten up everyone!
Way to go Romney! Isn't it ironic that hoardes of people vote for someone who sits in church and listens to the likes of Rev. Wright, but they don't want to vote for a moral, good family man, intelligent man like Romney.
That was funny. If the LDS keeps growing at its current rate, he should be a viable candidate within a few years.
looks like old mittens is gearing up for 2012!!! seeing the success of obama and going for the youth vote. sorry mittens, we dont want you now or ever!!!
that said, #4 and #10 are funny!