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Pat Oliphant for April 25, 2012
Mitt Romney: Hi! I'm Mitt, and I'm running for president. Who are you? Man: Hello, Meet. I am Jose, a Mexican immigrant. Please to meet Jew. Romney: Well, no, I'm not Jewish. I'm a Mormom. Although I do approve of Jews, of course... are you a legal immigrant, Jose? Man: Si. Romney: Good. I need your vote, and I'll tell you anything to get it. Anything! Man: OK, tell me, Meet - are Mormons real Christians? Dow Jew got a birth certificate? Can I see your 2011 tax return? Romney: Well, um, gee Jose... Aid: How are we doing with pandering to the Hispanic vote, chief? Romney: Not well. They know too much. Punk: For Mexicans, right, chief?
The stereotypical accent in today’s strip definitely diminished its effectiveness. Too bad, because the actual point (that Mitt will say anything to anybody that he thinks they want to hear, and run like hell from his own record more than any candidate I can remember) is perfectly valid.