Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet may end up being his equivalent of George H.W. Bush’s grocery scanner gaffe.
The Jon Huntsman campaign has already announced it has bought the website www.10kbet.com. A campaign official confirmed the purchase to The Huffington Post.
And the Democratic National Committee shot out a press release entitled, “Here’s What the Average American Family Can Buy with $10,000.”The list from the DNC:
- $10,000 Is More Than Four Months Pay For Most Americans (Median Income Was $26,197 in 2010) [Census.gov, accessed 12/10/11]
- $10,000 Is More Than The Average Public In-State Four-Year College Tuition ($8,244) [CollegeBoard, accessed 12/10/11]
- $10,000 Is Almost Three Times What The Average Family Spends On Groceries In A Year ($3624) [BLS.gov, accessed 12/10/11]
- $10,000 Would Cover More Than A Year’s Worth Of Mortgage Payments For The Typical American Home Purchased Today ($8,376) [National Association of Realtors, 10/6/11]
— Jon Ward
Source: The Huffington Post