Message To Romney: Your Wealth Isn’t The Problem, You Are

Mitt Romney - photo by Brett Beanan

On Talking Points Memo, Pema Levy writes about the Mitt Romney campaign’s new tactic of embracing his wealth. In the article Levy reminds us of the numerous verbal gaffes that show Romney is out-of-touch with the average American. The most recent of these incidents was on Friday when Romney said his wife Ann “drives a couple of Cadillacs”. He said it like it was normal for people to own more than one Cadillac, or more than one car for that matter. Statements like this aren’t going to play well with a large segment of the public at a time when they are struggling with day-to-day finances.

But Romney is going to get tough when it comes to his wealth. Apparently tired of trying to figure out why he has hit a ceiling when trying to connect with the average American, Romney is letting it be known that he is wealthy and if you have a problem with that then you should vote for someone else. During an appearance on Fox News Romney said, “If people think there’s something wrong with being successful in America then they better vote for the other guy.”

Romney still doesn’t understand that his wealth and success isn’t the problem, he is the problem. His inability to understand and connect with the struggles of the average American is the reason he has so far been unable to break through.


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