Already a monumental fraud, he can’t even keep straight which novel is his favourite.
Now, I understand how you might confuse Huckleberry Finn with Battlefield Earth. No, really. Both were written by Americans, and both have the letter ‘i’ in their titles, so the similarities are so extensive that it was almost inevitable that Romney would switch them around in his mind.
Unfortunately for Romney, regular voters who don’t pay that much attention will get it into their heads that Romney, a Mormon, likes books written by the founder of the wacky cult Scientology, and that there is therefore some reasonable association to be made between them. He has managed to take what is already guaranteed to be a difficult issue for him and made it that much worse. On the other hand, perhaps he is looking to pick up big money on the Hollywood fundraising circuit.