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Woody Johnson: Mitt Romney election more important than a Jets winning season

Woody Johnson talks with the media during training

Woody Johnson talks with the media during training camp at SUNY Cortland. (Aug. 7, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Apparently, Woody Johnson is the ultimate patriot.

Why, I don't know ... but the Jets owner was asked on Bloomberg's "Market Makers" which was a higher priority: a Mitt Romney presidential victory or a winning season for his team.

“I think you always have to put country first,” said Johnson, who is the chairman of the Republican nominee's New York presidential campaign. "So I think it’s very, very important — not only for us, but for our kids and grandkids — that this election come off with Mitt Romney and (Paul) Ryan as president and vice president.”

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The Jets owner also called Sunday's 34-0 loss to the 49ers "unacceptable," and said the questions about Mark Sanchez's status as starting quarterback will continue as long as the team is struggling.

“There’s going to be more pressure,” Johnson said of Sanchez. “This quarterback can get the job done. (He) really can. He had a bad day and the team had a bad day. It wasn’t all on Mark Sanchez.”

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