When American politicians recycle

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gave a victory speech after winning the N.H. primary yesterday. Why did that speech sound so familiar?

In politics, some things never change... like this line Mitt Romney delivered in his victory speech last night.

Mitt Romney: You know, tonight we celebrate -- tomorrow we go back to work.

Now, why does that sound familiar?

Oh, because New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the same thing when he won re-election in 2005.

Michael Bloomberg: Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work.

Also last night by the way, Jon Huntsman used the song "Beautiful Day" by U2 at his rally.

That song was also used by John Kerry back in 2004.

About the author

Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

Comments

I agree to American Public Media's Terms and Conditions.
With Generous Support From...