Could Americans put a robot in the White House?by Teddy Wayne / January 25, 2012 / Leave a comment
Published in February 2012 issue of Prospect Magazine
“When making small talk with locals, he peppers the conversation with curious details… Mr Romney has plenty of moments when he wins positive reactions and some when he seems to make a genuine link, undercutting his caricature as robotic… Ms Hebert, who has shown dairy cows, explained that a prize animal produced about 100 pounds of milk a day. He began a series of rapid-fire calculations to determine how many gallons are in a pound: “Eight-point-three pounds per gallon. So 8 into 100 is going to be about 13, 14, gallons. Oh, 12—there you go.”
The New York Times 28th December 2011
Shopkeeper: Welcome to my little shop, Governor Romney. It’s not much, but I’m proud of it.
Romney: Your shop is 755 square feet. The median square footage for shops in this governmental jurisdiction is 625; therefore, you should be 1.208 times as proud as the average shopkeeper.
Shopkeeper: You sure know a lot about shops in our town!
Romney: Governmental jurisdiction. I did not downlo—I do not possess the data set for this specific township.