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Not Quite the White House: Mitt Romney Stumps for Hog Castrating Candidate in Iowa, Tells Lame Joke

Mitt Romney probably wishes he was standing at the White House podium about now. Instead, he spent this weekend in a bleak Iowa location stumping for a conservative candidate who brags about castrating hogs.

He also thought it would be a good idea to tell a joke.

In fairness to Romney, his delivery was good, but nothing could really save the dated joke which talks about going to the bank to cash a check and Andre Agassi, especially when the crowd stepped all over his punchline.

For the record, here is Romney’s less-than-clever joke, or at least as much as the crowd heard before that started laughing:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn’t have his ID. And the teller said you’ve got to prove who you are.

He said, “How should I do that?” She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn’t have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.

And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn’t have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.

And she said to him, “Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?” And [Obama] said, “I don’t have a clue.”

As soon as Romney got to that part, the crowd, including Ernst, started laughing, leaving the punchline dangling because Obama saying “I don’t have a clue” was just that funny.

Finally, Romney blurted out, “And she said, ‘Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills.’”

Tommy Christopher of the Daily Banter said the whole thing was just flat-out sad.

“Aside from the fact that this joke seems to be mostly plagiarized from Republican voter I.D. model legislation, it’s a great illustration of the GOP base, who are the only people who still think you go to ‘banks’ and cash ‘checks,’ and that Andre Agassi is still a thing,” Christopher quipped noting just how far Romney has fallen since his Presidential dreams were dashed.

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H/t: Daily Banter

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