Mitt Romney’s Dad Ate Free at McDonalds Everyday

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One of Mitt Romney's Chicago fundraisers took on a "true confessions" feel, and the can. 

Romney related this his father George Romney, the former Michigan Governor,  carried with him  “a little pink card, and it said: this entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and French fries at McDonalds.”

From the pool report:   

The Republican presidential candidate said the card “was signed by Ray Kroc. My dad had done a little training lesson … for McDonald’s when there was just a handful of restaurants.”    Mitt Romney had the card laminated for his father.   “My dad, as you know, would go almost every day to a McDonald’s restaurant and get either a hamburger or a fish filet sandwich.  And he would present this little card and of course the person behind the counter would look and say, well, what is that? They’d never seen something like that, but he said it was never turned down They always honored it.” 

Earlier Tuesday Romney's stories were less quaint.

During a speech in Elk Grove village, the presumptive GOP nominee for president attacked Barack Obama's record on the economy, and debuted a new ad attacking Obama's welfare plan. 

"The best predictor of the future is to look at past," Romney said while discussing how he said Obama's policies have failed to bring the country out of a recession.

Romney said he has the right 5-part prescription for rescuing the economy, and listed topics such as energy, work force training, increased trade, budget deficits and a reinvestment into small business. 

The Obama campaign held a press event later Tuesday to counter the attack.

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