Top talkers of 2012: Romney compares Sandy relief to cleaning up after a high-school football game

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney receives food donations as he participates in a campaign event collecting...
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney receives food donations as he participates in a campaign event collecting...
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October 31, 2012:

Seriously.

I remember once we had a football field at my high school. The field was covered with rubbish and paper goods from people who’d had a big celebration there at the game. And there was a group of us there assigned to clean it up. And I thought, ‘how are we going to clean up all the mess on this football field?’ There were just a few of us. And the person responsible for organizing the effort said, ‘Just line up along the yard lines. You go between the goal line and the 10-yard line, and the next person between the 10 and 20, and just walk down and do your lane. And if everybody cleans their lanes, we’ll get it done.’ And so today, we’re cleaning one lane if you will. – Mitt Romney


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Top talkers of 2012: Romney compares Sandy relief to cleaning up after a high-school football game

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