Tonight, Mitt Romney will be attending a Vegas fundraiser with Donald Trump. The Romney campaign hopes to pull in some $2 million from the event. For that kind of money, Mitt Romney can totally tolerate Donald Trump's racist birther theories:
Mitt Romney said Monday he wasn’t concerned about Donald Trump’s commitment to the “birther” conspiracy, one day before the GOP presidential candidate hosts a fund-raiser alongside the celebrity business magnate.
“You know, I don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
Well, that's candid, at least. But Donald Trump is not the only terrible person Mitt Romney is meeting with in Vegas today. He's also found time in his busy schedule to meet with Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who singlehandedly propped up Newt Gingrich's campaign for months. I'm not sure Romney can get to 50.1% by cornering the market on freakishly wealthy jackasses, but he's sure as hell going to try.
UPDATE: The Obama campaign has already put out a pretty good video about this: