Romney: Believe in America
Mitt Romney…..Jason Sudeikis
[ CAMPAIGN GRAPHIC ROMNEY: BELIEVE IN AMERICA ]
Mitt Romney (V/O): Im Mitt Romney and I approved this message
INT. JIM BOBS DINER DAY[ Former Massachusetts Governor MITT ROMNEY, in a Carhart jacket and unbuttoned shirt, is seated at a table. ]
Mitt Romney: Hello hello, Im Mitt Romney and Im speaking to you today from Jim Bobs Diner; a really fantastic diner outside Aiken, South Carolina. As Ive said, its a really fantastic place. It really is. I enjoy it very much. Its super.
Im down here to bring my Presidential campaign down to the people here of this great state. They definitely connect with me on a human level and dont find me weird at all. Say, did everyone see that Broncos-Steelers game last Sunday? Wasnt that something?
And how about that Tim Tebow? He was slinging the pigskin down the field. You know, Ill bet you dollars to donuts the Broncos give my beloved Patriots a run for their money on the gridiron tomorrow. Ill be watching that game along with my five human sons and my expectation is that I will enjoy it very, very much![ Governor Romney glances off-camera. ]
Whats that?[ A beat ]
Its being played tonight?[ A beat ]
Thats wonderful news! The fact is our whole family loves to watch sporting events on the television on the weekend. So normal are we! It sure beats doing chores at home. Thats for sure! Of course, Im kidding we got people for that.
A few days ago, we had another great result in New Hampshire. Of course, we enjoyed that very much as well. Unfortunately, that victory was clouded by a bit of a kerfuffle of a remark I made the day before. I was speaking to a crowd about the importance of being able to choose YOUR own insurance company and simply put, when the service provider isnt doing the job, you have to make a change — adding, you ought to fire people.
I think the audience understood what I was saying. Its like when youre raking leaves out in the yard and your t-shirt is a little clammy. You go inside and FIRE IT. Replacing with a dry t-shirt or no t-shirt at all. Its like that
Of course, my opponents immediately pounced on that remark and tried to relate it to my work at Bain Capital. At Bain, we specialized in acquiring failing companies. Sometimes, this did involve individuals being fired. That is, in the sense, losing their jobs. That is the exception, not the rule.[ A young, teenage waitress, BECKY, enters. ]
Mitt Romney: Oh, hello there! Im Mitt Romney!
Becky: Im Becky.
Mitt Romney: Becky — Im really enjoying MEETING YOU! How old are you? No, wait! Let me guess 31.
Becky: Im 19.
Mitt Romney: Close enough!
Becky: What can I get you?
Mitt Romney: Id like two eggs!
Becky: How do you want them?
Mitt Romney: Laid off!
Becky: Laid off?
Mitt Romney: Yeah, you know, laid off.
Becky: You mean, over easy?
Mitt Romney: Bingo! Say, what does that come with?
Mitt Romney: No, bacon. Lets throw the bacon out-of-work. Can I replace it with sausage?
Mitt Romney: Okay. Can I replace the bacon with sausage but pay half the price for the sausage I wouldve paid for the bacon?
Becky: Its the same amount.
Mitt Romney: Thought Id ask
Becky: It also comes with toast.
Mitt Romney: I dont care for toast. Id like to see the toast lose its job — without notice, if possible. Can I have an English muffin instead?
Mitt Romney: Good. Can the English muffin be hired on a temporary basis? Meaning that if Im not hungry enough to eat it, I dont have to pay.
Becky: Sure. Coffee?
Mitt Romney: No. No, coffee. Id like orange juice. Is it freshly strangled?
Becky: You mean, fresh squeezed?
Mitt Romney: Yes, fresh squeezed as you call it
Becky: Anything else?
Mitt Romney: IM. FINE. BECKY.[ Becky departs. ]
Mitt Romney: Shes a nice girl. Id like to be able to fire her. Well, I think youve enjoyed this time weve spent together and I think youll agree that Ive come across as genuine and warm.
Thank you, and “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”
Submitted by: Cody Downs