“Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost.” — Mitt Romney talking to boxer Manny Pacquiao in his dressing room before a fight last night. Pacquiao, who has expressed interest in running for office in the Philippines, was knocked out in the 6th round. Reverse Midas Touch for Mittens? Here is his reaction shot:
That is the reaction I imagined he had on November 6.
h/t to Rob Tornoe for the pic.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said that he’s “beginning to believe” that falling in line with President Obama’s call to raise taxes on the wealthy, then shifting the focus to reforming entitlements “is the best route for us to take” on the “fiscal cliff,” the Washington Post reports.
“There is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don’t have a lot of cards on the tax issue before year end. A lot of people are putting forth a theory and I actually think it has merit, where you go ahead give the president the two percent increase that he is talking about — the rate increase on the top two percent — and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements.”