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Mitt Romney: World’s Stupidest Person

Mitt with The Donald

“Presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed a tenuous grip on the science of aviation, despite the fact that he and his wife, Ann, have been flying around the country this summer on the campaign trail.

After his wife’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing this weekend, Romney told the Los Angeles Times, he was worried for her safety. The candidate then continued on a bizarre tangent that showed just how little the Republican nominee understands about flight.

Romney said the biggest problem in a distressed aircraft is that “the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”

The main reason airplane windows don’t open is because there isn’t enough oxygen at cruising altitude to keep passengers alive. (The fear of window or cabin failures, which would lead to potentially fatal hypoxia, is why many planes are equipped with emergency oxygen masks.)

“You can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open,” Romney told the Times, suggesting that additional oxygen in the cabin during the electrical malfunction could’ve alleviated the problem. In fact, if there were an electrical fire on board, additional oxygen would have fed the flames.”

via Mitt Romney Wonders Why Ann Romney’s Airplane Windows Don’t Roll Down.

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  1. Young $narf's Gravatar Young $narf
    September 24, 2012    

    “I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”

    via Mitt Romney pulls in $6 million at Beverly Hills fundraiser – latimes.com http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-beverly-hills-fundraiser-20120922,0,2317962.story.

    • Young $narf's Gravatar Young $narf
      September 24, 2012    

      “It’s a real problem.”

  2. Young $narf's Gravatar Young $narf
    September 24, 2012    

    lol

  3. oldschool's Gravatar oldschool
    September 25, 2012    

    ………….and this guy actually wants to be in charge? …………………………Well, Mitt should have all his breathing privilages revoked if he cannot understand that you don’t open the window for anyone at 10,000 feet unless your Captain Kirk ………….it all makes sense when you realize that you don’t need oxygen on Planet Kolob.

    • Young $narf's Gravatar Young $narf
      September 25, 2012    

      True

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