Former Romney aide’s one-word response to Detroit bankruptcy


A former Mitt Romney spokesman tweeted a clever, one-word comment about Detroit’s bankruptcy filing Thursday — one meant to remind Barack Obama of something he had said during the heat of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Former Romney staffer Ryan Williams tied the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history to a remark the president had made in October, in the closing days of the campaign, when he said he “refused to let Detroit go bankrupt.”

Of course, Obama was talking about the auto industry — not the city. But the words were out there nonetheless and deserved a little poke in the presidential ribcage.

So Williams tweeted the following message to his followers:

The world loves one-word comments. As William Shakespeare once said, “brevity is the soul of wit.” In the same spirit, Bill O’Reilly reminds his audience nightly on Fox News to “keep it pithy when writing in to the Factor.”

Perhaps the most famous single-word comment came from World War II Gen. Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe, who said this when the German military sent a surrender ultimatum: “Nuts!”

“Ahem” may not be in the same league as “Nuts!” but I like it nonetheless.

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