I know I'm late in weighing in on this, but I think the Romney $10,000 bet offer will prove to be an extremely harmful gaffe. It will make him the butt of Leno-like jokes for months to come. Indeed, it might effectively sink his campaign. Even watching his expression when he said it, it didn't look like somebody who had any sense of trying to offer an exaggerated bet to make a point; in other words, there was no humor or irony in it. It looked and sounded like a man for whom $10,000 is within the realm of readily disposable income. In other words, it all but screamed "PLUTOCRAT!"
Somehow, I don't think that will sell well in Iowa, or anywhere for that matter.
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