Romney’s dad amongst the 47 per cent

Beautiful, rather touching irony this: as polls show swing states slipping away from the Republican challenger after he dismissed almost half the country as scroungers, a video of Mitt’s mum (mom, sorry) being interviewed in 1962, confirming both that the surreal practice of wives stumping on behalf of their politician husbands is as old as the hills, and that Romney Senior was ‘on relief, welfare relief, for the first years of his life’.

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