During an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) said that President Obama is leading Mitt Romney today because Mitt Romney is a "defective" candidate who continually makes mistakes. Reed used Nascar to make an analogy between Romney and a bad race car driver.
"This isn't a case of mischaracterization," Reed said of Romney's recent 47 percent comments. "What it shows basically is that Republicans have a candidate that's defective. And it shouldn't be surprising to them. He has made these mistakes repeatedly."
Reed went on to describe Romney as a bad Nascar driver who continually puts himself "on the wall."
The best analysis this year that I've heard was from a Republican friend that I was having dinner with. He said that this guy's 'defective.' He said he's like being a bad Nascar driver on a rich team. He said no matter how good the car is, no matter how bad the pitt crew is, the driver's gotta drive the car. This guy puts it on the wall every single time…He puts it on the wall when he says 'let GM go bankrupt.' He puts himself on the wall when he says let 47 percent of the people-- I don't have to concern myself with. He puts it on the wall when he travels across seas, goes to the UK, offends one of our strongest allies. He repeatedly puts it on the wall and makes mistakes. And that's why we are where we are, 44 days out.