Mitt Romney delivered one of the strangest and yet most hilarious stump speeches ever a couple weeks ago when he pandered to Michigan voters by talking about how their trees had the right height. “I was born and raised here. I love this state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height. I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes. There’s something very special here. The Great Lakes, but also all the little inland lakes that dot the parts of Michigan,” Romney said.
While that speech left people scratching their heads, oddly enough it wasn’t the first time that Romney spoke about his fondness for the height of trees in Michigan. “This feels good, being back in Michigan. You know, the trees are the right height,” Romney said on Friday during his speech to a nearly empty Ford Field.
Back in November 2011 he said almost the exact same thing: “I love being in Michigan. Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are the right height. The grass is the right color for this time of year, kind of a brownish-greenish sort of thing. It just feels right.” Apparently it doesn’t feel right enough for Romney to own a home in the state, though, despite owning properties in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California.