Mitt Romney can't even convince this man to support him

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 14 January 2015 11:40

Mitt Romney's presidential election campaign is probably doomed and this man's facial tattoo explains why.

Eric Hartsburg had the Republican politician's logo tattooed onto his face during the 2012 presidential election campaign but now says even he won't be supporting Romney if he stands for 2016 he told BuzzFeed.

He’s going to say something later on to mess it up. You are waiting for him to shoot himself in the foot. It’s going to look real good and then — bam something else — he screws it up.

  • Eric Hartsburg

Hartsburg had been paid $15,000 (£9,875) by an anonymous Republican donor to get the Romney-Ryan (Paul Ryan being Romney's running mate) tattoo, but has since revealed that he has had two sessions of laser surgery to start having it removed.

I was loyal to it for a long time. It was a good a deal but I can part [now].

  • Eric Hartsburg

Romney is thought to be considering whether or not to stand for a third time in 2016, with Republican rival Jeb Bush "actively exploring" a campaign.

He now says he is now willing to sell the facial real estate again and while he cites Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and Hillary Clinton as potentials, he conceded to BuzzFeed that he is "wide open".

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