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Monday, June 18, 2012

Mitt Romney's Stop in Brunswick Was Heavy on the Weather Metaphors

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM

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Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped by Mapleside in Brunswick for a campaign event over the weekend to sling pancakes. It just happened to be the morning Northeast Ohio was graced with rain and clouds for the first time in awhile.

Romney saw an opening amidst the wet gray sunrise and delved into his bag of meaningful linguistic tricks to unleash a cats-and-dogs downpour of weather metaphors on the audience.

Via CBS:

"Boy, that sun feels good, you know that?" Romney said to the crowd as people began putting away their umbrellas and removing plastic garbage bags that acted as rain ponchos. "Things are drying out here. This feels great! And I can tell you something else - the sun is coming out in this country. Our brightest days are ahead. Things are getting better in America as long as we get off the course he's put us on."

Romney continued the weather metaphors throughout his speech, telling the Ohioans that "three and a half years of dark clouds are about to part." He even found a weather-related way to attack the president's signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which he called "a great cloud that's been raining over small business."

Help us cut through that fog, Mitt.

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