Mitt Romney had a pretty good day yesterday. Not only did he pick up a win in Illinois, he managed to fire back at a heckler while maintaining a very presidential demeanor.
Last night after winning, Romney told a crowd:
And three years of Barack Obama have brought us fewer jobs and shrinking paychecks, but many of us believe we were in danger of losing something even more than the value of our homes and our 401(k)s after years of too many apologies and not enough jobs, historic drops and income and historic highs in gas prices, a president who doesn't hesitate to use all the means necessary to force through ObamaCare on the American public but leads from behind in the world, it's time to say these words, this word: Enough. We had enough. We know our future, we know our future's brighter than these troubled times. We still believe in America. And we deserve a president who believes in us, and I believe in the American people.
"That's an inspiring, you know, chill down your spine kind of speech," Pat said.
But what really impressed Glenn was the way he handled a heckler.
One woman in the crowd said, "So you're all for like, yay, freedom and all this stuff and like pursuit of happiness. You know what would make me happy? Free birth control."
Romney's response? "If you're looking, if you're looking for free stuff, if you're looking for free stuff you don't have to pay for, vote for the other guy. That's what he's all about, okay? That's not what I'm about."
"This is the kind of treatment that Ronald Reagan would have given Jimmy Carter," Glenn said.
Glenn said that by referring to Obama as the "other guy", he maintains a sense of dignity and civility while still scoring points.
Meanwhile, this heckler probably thought she was going to have the pinnacle of her life with this comment, but ended up looking like an idiot.
Not a bad night for Mitt Romney.