Romney takes heat for 'humerous' story

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Mitt Romney finds himself under fire for telling a story about his father that he called "humerous."The Huffington Post reports that Romney told the story during a tele-town hall meeting in Wisconsin. He told of his father, who was president of American Motors, moving his factory from Michigan into Wisconsin, according to the Huffington post. Romeny said that his father moving the company to Wisconsin made it difficult for him to run for governer in Michigan.

While Romeny saw it as a funny anecdote, others didn't take it as lightly. The Huffington Post reported that the outrage spurred from Romney making a joke about layoffs in tough economic times. David Shepardson, the DC beureau chief of the Detroit news tweeted that George Romney's decision to move the Michigan plant "cos[ted] 4,300 workers their jobs," the Huffington Post said.

Romney's spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted: "You know what's humerous?
Caterwauling from the Dems about Mitt's recall of a campaign story involving his dad. #fakeoutrage," The Huffington Post reported.

But the story didn't stop Romney from winning Wisconsin. The Washington Post reports that Romney beat Santorum, 39 percent to 31 percent.

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/mitt-romney-wisconsin-humorous-story_n_1386383.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/mitt-romney-overtakes-rick-santorum-in-wisconsin/2012/03/27/gIQABpObeS_blog.html

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