Daily Show: Romney Like the 'Man Who Fired Your Dad'

Money is his Achilles heel, John Oliver explains
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2011 8:22 AM CST

Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet was such a big deal, John Oliver explained last night on the Daily Show, because it "feeds into the pre-existing narrative about Mitt Romney being an out-of-touch multi-millionaire." Every candidate has an Achilles heel, Oliver said, and money is Mitt's: "Everything about Romney tells the tale of a man who just fired your dad."

As for Newt Gingrich, his problem is infidelity. "He can flaunt his wealth all he likes," Oliver said. "What he can't do is promise to be America's president for richer or poorer, and definitely not in sickness and in health, without evoking images of President Gingrich getting bored of us and messing around with a younger country behind our back." Watch the video to see how Romney can make the best of his Achilles heel by embracing "the rich douche within"—and why Rick Perry doesn't have an Achilles heel, he has an "Achilles head." (Read more The Daily Show stories.)

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