Of all the people who lost big last Tuesday night, Eric Hartsburg may have lost the most. After all, he had the Romney/Ryan campaign slogan tattooed on his face for a cool $15,000. But nah, it’s all good, according to Hartsburg, who is amazingly not a resident of Florida or Ohio.
Suffice to say, he’s not happy with Tuesday’s results.
“Totally disappointed, man,” Hartsburg told POLITICO. “I’m the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, it’s a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. It’s there for life.”
Hartsburg’s tattoo covers a 5-by-2 inch space on the side of his face, and he did it after raising $5,000 on eBay for the effort. He didn’t even tell his wife he planned to get the tattoo until about an hour before.
“Right away, she was taken aback,” Hartsburg said, adding that his wife is also a Romney/Ryan supporter.
Ah yes, the ole “honey, I got a politician’s campaign symbol tattooed on my face” thing. Ladies love that sh*t. Surely there’s no way anyone would ever give Hartsburg any guff about this, right?
Hartsburg, 30, lives in Indiana and says he’s gotten plenty of flak from neighbors since Romney went down in defeat.
“I’ve gotten a lot of negative stuff, a lot of ‘F U’s,’” said Hartsburg. “It’s all kinds of ribbage, man. … ‘Your guy lost!’ ‘What are you going to do now?’” Fortunately, he cites his day job as a professional wrestler, so fighting off such opponents is not likely to be difficult.
But no regrets.
“I’m a tattoo guy, and it was something fun,” he said. “I was trying to make politics fun. I didn’t change no lives; I’m no hero. But I shed blood for this campaign, and I’m glad to know that I did all that I could.”
Prediction: one day after his career as a “professional wrestler” comes to end this guy will probably get a job in a factory that’ll get shut down by Bain Capital and then he and his 4th wife, the one with a butthole tattoo, will be forced to live off welfare. It’s like he’s begging fate to deal him this crappy hand. MAKE IT HAPPEN UNIVERSE!
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