IF YOU'RE ACKNOWLEDGING SUPPORTERS, IT'S BEST IF YOU GET THEIR NAME RIGHT!
If you're seeking the nation's highest office, you need to either 1) insure that you know the correct name of your key supporters, or 2) make sure that your staffers remind you. It seems as though former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney did neither over the past couple of weeks, resulting in some tongue twisting while acknowledging several legislative supporters in a visit to Tallahassee.
The Palm Beach Post political blog Q notes that last month while on a campaign stop in Miami Romney called Speaker of the House Marco Rubio (R - Coral Gables) as "Mario". Monday Romney paid a visit to the state capitol to meet with House Republicans, and the candidate reportedly accepted the endorsement of Agricultrual and Comsumer Services Secretary Charlie Bronson by twice calling him "Branson".
But the tongue-twisting goes both ways. House Majority Leader Marsha L. "Marty" Bowen (R - Haines City) announced that Romney attended "Birmingham Young" University instead of "Brigham Young".