Mitt Romney mocked for asking why airplane windows don't open


Mitt Romney wonders why airplane windows don't open.



Mitt Romney is quickly becoming more well known for his remarks at fundraisers than he is for his political platform. 

At a Beverly Hills fundraiser on Saturday, Romney commented on his wife Ann's recent scare in the air. Her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado on Friday after the airplane's cabin filled with smoke on its way to Los Angeles. About the in-flight mishap Romney said:

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were. When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”

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Romney may have been joking, but joking or not Twitter users found it hilarious. Here are a few reactions: 

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