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Published:December 11th, 2011 13:07 EST
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Mitt Romney's Foolish $10,000 Bet With Rick Perry!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Romney found himself immediately mocked by Democrats after he denied Texas Governor Rick Perry`s assertion that he had broadly supported requiring individuals to have health insurance.

"I`ll bet you 10,000 bucks," Romney said.

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Perry replied, `I`m not in the betting business.`"

BusinessWeek.Com

Mitt Romney`s bet with Rick Perry was the highlight of last night`s Republican debate.

A presidential hopeful who isn`t tone deaf would have bet a six-pac of beer, or a burger, only Mitt Romney would have bet 10,000 bucks. I bet a Big Mac that Romney had $10,000 in his wallet.

Romney`s preposterous bet crystallizes his image as a patrician career politician who doesn`t have a clue what a hard time regular guys are having making ends meet.

If a presidential aspirant gets the worst of it in a debate with Rick Perry, that`s a good indication that he`s toast. Mitt Romney has lost his frontrunner status to Newt Gingrich, and if he makes any more foolish bets that only a filthy rich old fart would make, he will continue to slide in the polls.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-11/romney-offers-10-000-debate-bet-as-gingrich-parries-attacks.html

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