Romney's Foot-in-Mouth Disease
George E. Curry | 3/6/2012, 2:44 p.m.
Romney made it very clear that he is no John F. Kennedy. And although he professed not to be concerned for the very rich, independent analyses of his tax plan show that's the group that would most benefit under his proposal.
Comedian Jon Stewart said on his Daily Show: "It's like a doctor going, 'I'm not concerned about the very healthy, because they're doing fine, or the very sick because, you know, morphine.'"
Feb. 24 - Speaking in Detroit: "I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually."
Way to go Mitt. Remind the audience that your wife drives two vehicles that sell for $35,485-$54,525 each and that you have two homes, each with its own Cadillac. Working-class people can really relate to that.
Feb. 26 - When asked by a reporter at the Daytona 500 if he followed racing, Romney replied: "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners."
One blogger said Romney saying he had friends that were NASCAR owners was akin to saying you enjoy football because you hang out with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a sky box at the Super Bowl.
But Romney didn't stop there. He told a group of racing fans wearing plastic ponchos: "I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks." Describing ponchos as "fancy raincoats" shows that Romney needs to get out of his mansions more often.
Despite Romney's effort to put his best foot forward, he usually sticks it in his mouth.
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