Romney gives nation a fascinating vocabulary lesson

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Romney gives nation a fascinating vocabulary lesson
Romney gives nation a fascinating vocabulary lesson

Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama over the weekend for running a “vituperative” campaign, sending millions of Americans to their favorite search engine and/or the “V” section of their dictionary.

The word showed up during an interview Romney gave to USA TODAY’s Susan Page in Powell, Ohio:

Mitt Romney calls campaign attacks by President Obama and his allies “vituperative” and “vicious” and “absurd” and “sad.” Also: Effective.

“I do think that the president’s campaign of personal vilification and demonization probably draws some people away from me,” Romney says when asked why he’s no better than tied against a vulnerable incumbent.

“Vituperative” does not come up very often during conversation in middle America, so we looked it up.  

Vituperative (pronounced vahy-too-per-uh-tiv) is an adjective defined as “abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will.”

Romney’s use of that word to describe the Obama campaign is utterly absurd, of course, especially given he entered the “full birther” zone with a tasteless joke on Friday.

Is this just further evidence that Romney is an out of touch elitist?    

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Romney gives nation a fascinating vocabulary lesson

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