Monday, February 27th, 2012
Mitt Romney doesn’t know why we vote on Tuesday — joining fellow 2012 presidential candidates Santorum, Gingrich and Paul in being stumped by a question that is crucial to the day they live for: Election Day.
We ask the question because American voter turnout ranks near the bottom of all nations in the world, and we hope that when the candidates learn the absurd and antiquated answer it will get them and others thinking about ways to best increase America’s horrendous voter turnout — including voting on the weekend.
Here’s the exchange between Romney and Michigan journalist Brody O’Connell:
O’CONNEL: Do you know why historically elections are held on Tuesdays?
ROMNEY: I have no idea.
Romney was asked by O’Connell, a multimedia journalist at Michigan’s WPBN-WTOM TV 7&4, as part of a larger interview. O’Connell had filed a report about our movement last week, and his question to Romney was a follow-up. Watch their complete exchange yourself. (more…)