Romney’s Dad Had a Free McDonald’s For Life Card

Aug 7, 2012 4:34pm
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Democrats say there’s  a whole lot we don’t know about Mitt Romney. Romney’s wife Ann wants the campaign to “unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out.”

Well, today in Chicago, we finally learned some new stuff about the GOP nominee in waiting.

1) As a kid, Romney rifled through his dad’s dresser drawers.

2) His dad, former Michigan Governor George Romney, had a free McDonald’s for life card.

“You know how boys liked to go through their dad’s top drawer, just to sort of see what he has in there, maybe find an old coin he might not miss or whatever, ” Romney told a group of donors at a Chicago fundraiser this afternoon.

“I found a little paper card, a little pink card, and it said this entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and French fries at McDonald’s. It was signed by the hand of Ray Kroc. My dad had done a little training lesson or whatever for McDonald’s when there was just a handful of restaurants and I saw this thing and was like, ‘This is a gold mine, Dad! What are you doing?’ So I had it laminated. My dad, as you know, would go almost every day to a McDonald’s restaurant and get either a hamburger or a fish filet sandwich. And he would present this little card and of course the person behind the counter would look and say, ‘Well, what is that?’ They’d never seen something like that, but he said it was never turned down. They always honored it.”

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