Now "foot-in-mouth" Mitt has dropped another one. He says he's not worried about the very poor.
"I’m in this race because I care about Americans," Romney said. "I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it."Yeah, I know the context, and I agree that the people that are really struggling are the people that want to get a job, pay their taxes, obey the law, and follow the rules.
"I’m not concerned about the very rich — they’re doing just fine," he said. "I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95% of Americans who right now are struggling. I’ll continue to take that message across the nation."
But we all know that the Democrats are chuckling this morning. They think they are going to bury Romney with his gaffes.
Only maybe people worry about gaffes too much. I remember back in the spring of 1980 that a Democratic friend was rubbing his hands with glee over all the gaffes that Ronald Reagan had made over the years. He reckoned that the Dems would demolish Reagan come the Fall. Didn't quite work out that way, did it?
What Mitt Romney has to do is turn lemon into lemonade. Yeah, he enjoys firing people. Not hardworking Americans but arrogant politicians that bury the nation in debt. Yeah, he worries about the poor, about how the poor have been culturally nuked by 50 years of Great Society liberalism. And once he's got the "heart of America" back to work then he'll start to worry about the liberal-created underclass that is going badly wrong. But the people he really cares about are the folks that are struggling in today's Obama-wrecked economy.
And isn't it convenient that "big book" Charles Murray has just published Coming Apart?