Romney Swipes Again…and Again…at Perry


(Jim Cole/AP Photo)

Gov. Mitt Romney was visibly fired up tonight at a Tea Party rally in Concord, N.H., where he continued his veiled swipes at Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

“Of the people running for president there aren’t many who have less years in government than me,” Romney said. “I served four years as governor but I joke I didn’t inhale.”

Repeating a line he’s used all week Romney said, “Career politicians got us into this and they don’t know how to get us out … I’m a business guy.”

Of the jobs report released last week, which showed the unemployment rate hold at 9.1 percent, Romney quipped: “Shutouts are good in baseball … not with jobs.”

Despite promises to heckle Romney, the large crowd — about 150 people — behaved during the speech.

Romney was accompanied by his wife, Ann, who introduced her husband, joking that she swore after the 2008 election she wouldn’t do it again — much like she said she wouldn’t have more kids after each of her five children.

Romney’s supporters, wearing campaign T-shirts and holding signs, cheered throughout the speech.

Shaking hands after his speech Romney was greeted by a swarm of supporters screaming, “President Romney!” as they posed for photos with the candidate.

Ann Romney, trailing behind, held on to Mitt’s shirt so they wouldn’t get separated.