(L) Romney on the campaign trail, (R) Rommey at Univision’s presidential forum on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
*Mitt Romney is now being accused of resorting to “brownface” to connect with Latino voters.
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The former Massachusetts governor currently trails President Obama among registered Latino voters by nearly 40%, and last week he was revealed to have said that when it comes to his presidential chances, “it would be helpful to be Latino.”
So when Romney arrived at last night’s “presidential forum” hosted by Latino network Univision with his face looking as tanned as Rep. John Boener’s, the blogs pounced – believing the GOP candidate actually dyed his face brown.
The blog Wonkette wondered if perhaps the GOP nominee was involved in some sort of “self-tanner accident” or perhaps went out tanning with John Boehner “for a little pick-me-up.”
Democratic Underground was the first to post the below picture under the headline “Mitt Romney dyed his face brown for his Univision interview – ‘Real Photo’.”
How he normally looks (below):
President Barack Obama makes his way to the lectern as Vice President Joe Biden (L) and White House Chief of Staff William Daley (C) enter the Brady Briefing Room to speak to the press April 7, 2011 following a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, on the budget impasse at the White House
*President Barack Obama canceled a family trip to Williamsburg, Va., planned for this weekend so he can remain at the White House to try to reach a budget deal.
“The president will remain in Washington, D.C. this weekend as he continues to work with congressional leaders to reach an agreement on the budget,” deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “The first family’s trip to Williamsburg has been postponed.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) listens as they make statements to members of the press April 7, 2011 at the White House.
The cancellation comes amid uncertainty about whether lawmakers and the White House will agree on a budget in time to avert a government shutdown that’s set to begin at midnight.
Obama also canceled a Friday trip to Indianapolis so he could be in Washington to help broker a deal.