Friday, August 3, 2007

Quote of the Day 8/3

"What about our nation? How 'bout the USA? C'mon!"

- Michele Griffin, a waitress at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, NH. Michele reacted to an informal speech given by Mitt Romeny on "Healthcare Diplomacy"-- the exchange of medicines and other goods-- when asked about AIDS in Africa. Griffin, who had just been recounting her troubles with the health care system to a Washington Post reporter, seemed to boil over in frustration. She shouted out to Mitt, who was thrown off his script. He called her back, and the two had a lively exchange.

It's all on video. I think Mitt did a pretty good job, maybe a 6 out of 10. He doesn't get flustered, and he doesn't pander to her, but he fails to emotionally connect the way Bill Clinton would have. Check it out here.

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