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Romney: You Can Tell Who Voted Obama in 2008 'Because on Their Cars You See the Glue From Where the Bumper Sticker Used to Be


"You need to go to those guys... and convince them to vote for Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney."

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 01: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) greet the crowd during a campaign rally on September 1, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. Mitt Romney will hold campaign events in Ohio and Florida.Credit: Getty Images

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney injected some humor into his campaign during an event in Jacksonville, Fla.  Saturday, suggesting that President Barack Obama's 2008 voters can be identified by "the glue where the bumper sticker used to be" on their cars.

Romney suggested every single one of his supporters at the rally go find one person that voted for Obama in 2008 and convince them to vote for him and running mate Wis. Rep. Paul Ryan in November.

"I have something to ask you to do, and I'm going to convince you to do it by the time I'm finished, I believe. I need to ask each one of you to find one person who voted for Barack Obama last time. And they're out there. I know that -- you can usually tell where they are because on their cars you see the glue from where the bumper sticker used to be," Romney quipped.

"You need to go to those guys and each one of you needs to find one person that voted for Barack Obama and convince them to vote for Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney," he said to cheers.

Watch Romney deliver the remarks Saturday in Jacksonville:

Romney's campaign has been focusing heavily on the "disappointments" of Obama's first term, the image of a removed bumper sticker obviously reiterating that message. The topic was also a main focus of Romney's nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

Ryan also used a similar analogy in his RNC speech, saying "college graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters."


Front page image from Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

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