Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who fell second to Newt Gingrich in the recent South Carolina primary, is a millionaire. During a debate last December, the former Massachusetts governor offered Rick Perry a $10,000 bet, which was negatively noted by media all over. This past Friday, Jan. 20, talk show host and social critic Bill Maher compared Romney’s financial carelessness to rappers that flaunt their wealth. In the clip below, Maher name-drops Jay-Z, alters the titles to a few classic rap albums and says the following about Romney, all in his brand of straight talk. [RealTalkNY]
The success or failure of his campaign will depend on his ability to convince someone making 26 grand a year that he, Mitt, a rich guy, knows how to make them rich too. And if you elect him, he’ll tell you the secret.