After announcing that he’s not running for President in 2016, Mitt Romney is doing is his best to show you that he’s a really cool guy. When he’s not rolling around in piles of money while wearing his magical Mormon underpants, he’s fighting Evander Holyfield for charity and, apparently, kicking all of our asses in the ESPN Bracket Challenge.
How good was he in picking his March Madness bracket? Oh, good enough to get into the 99.9TH PERCENTILE ON ESPN. That’s right. 99.9%. That means 0.1 percent of people picked better than Mitt, and of that number, he only cares about 47% of them. Think about that.
He shared his bracket with The Huffington Post on Sunday. How’d he do this well? He picked 23/32 games in the round of 64 correctly, 10/16 of the round of 32 games, and 6/8 Sweet 16 games. He picked every Elite 8 and Final Four game, and picked the National Champ perfectly.
Compare that to President Obama, who only landed in the 39.5th percentile, which isn’t much lower than his current approval rating. He had Kentucky over Villanova…the Bandwagoner in Chief!
Romney absolutely trounced the prospective Republican 2016 field as well , the closest being Scott Walker, who landed in the 88.6th percentile, picking Wisconsin to win it all. Can you blame the guy? He runs the state. Pretty much everyone else went with Kentucky or Wisconsin, except for Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore, who picked Virginia, and Bobby Jindal, who picked LSU to go all the way. Seems like playing favorites for Gilmore and Jindal, and Fiorina currently lives in Virginia, but really Jeb? I get that UT made an early exit, and it was a tough year for major Florida powerhouse schools, with University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Miami all failing to make the big dance, but I’m not even fully certain that Jeb’s even BEEN to Virginia. Maybe he’s trying to swing the state if he gets the Republican nomination. Clever, Mr. Bush.
Either way, I don’t think Romney’s bummed about not having a perfect bracket and winning any of the multitude of prizes offered for such an accomplishment. A billion dollars? He’s got that ON him..
[via Huffington Post]