NBC News has dug up an excerpt from Mitt Romney‘s speech at the 2002 Winter Olympic games that parallels President Obama‘s recent “you didn’t build that on your own” gaffe:
“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power,” said Romney, who on Friday will attend the Opening Ceremonies of this year’s Summer Olympics. “For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We’ve already cheered the Olympians, let’s also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities. All right! [pumps fist].”
Of course, there’s a difference between making it to the Olympics and building a business from scratch. You can decide if it matters. I just like the Jersey Shore-esque fist pump he did at the end.