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Woody Johnson: Mitt Romney Winning Is More Important Than Jets Winning

Woody Johnson wears many hats.* He is, for instance, the owner of the New York Jets. But he's also the chairman of Mitt Romney's New York campaign, and so, this morning, in the wake of the Jets' pathetic loss to the 49ers, Johnson appeared on Bloomberg TV's Market Matters. Among the questions posed to him: "What is a bigger priority to you right now: a winning season for the Jets or a winning election for Mitt Romney?" The interviewer doesn't specify what exactly constitutes a "winning season" — a 9-7 regular-season record? A Super Bowl victory? — but it probably wouldn't have changed Johnson's response. Said Johnson: "Well, I think you always have to put country first. So I think it's very, very important that for — not only for us but for particularly our kids and grandkids that this election come off with Mitt Romney and Ryan as president and vice-president."

*We mean this both figuratively and literally. Dude wears a lot of ball caps.