Romney's Feelings Severely Hurt
The feelings of Mitt Romney were severely hurt this afternoon after coming oh-so-close to winning the prestigious West Virginia caucus that he could almost taste it, only to have victory snatched from his nicely manicured hands by a scheming John McCain, who lateraled his votes over to Mike Huckabee for the unsportsmanlike go-ahead touchdown.
Romney had been ahead of Huckabee by a margin of 41% to 33% at the end of regulation play, nine points short of the 50 needed for a win. In overtime, the conniving McCain threw his support to the Huckster, who quickly ran it in for an exciting 52-47 victory.
Romney's campaign manager Beth Myers responded to the loss by complaining that McCain was 'playing politics'.
"Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain's inside Washington ways look like," said Myers. "He cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney's campaign of conservative change."
McCain's campaign manage was asked to comment on the charge, but couldn't stop laughing for long enough to give a cogent response.
"Now I know just how Tom Brady feels," said the morose Mitt. "You work so hard, you know you're the best, and then someone comes along and slams your head in the dirt."
©2008, Mark Hoback