Mitt Makes $10,000 Mistake

Mitt makes a rich man's mistake and offers Rick Perry a $10,000 bet over what is actually written about RomneyCare in his book.

Mitt Romney challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s claims that the former Massachusetts governor backed a requirement that individuals purchase health care coverage.

“I’m just saying, you’re for individual mandates, my friend,” Perry told Romney during Saturday evening’s debate, returning to a criticism that has dogged Romney’s campaign.

“You’ve raised that before, Rick, and you’re simply wrong,” Romney responded, extending his hand toward Perry. “Rick, I’ll tell you what, 10,000 bucks?” It was a rich bet that perhaps reminded some voters that Romney has a fat enough bank account to make such wagers. But Perry wasn’t playing.

Gentlemen offer small bets of $10 or $20 to demonstrate that the wager is friendly. Rich guys should go for $5 bets.