I think sometime Mitt Romney has no filter that effects what is going through his brain and what comes out of his mouth. This time, in an interview after winning the Primary in Florida, Romney went on the air and told a news caster that he isn’t concerned about the very poor.
“I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.”
I am not sure who told him that the middle class was struggling so much that it was worse than being very poor. At the same time the American safety net for the very poor is not so great.
He actually expanded on his statement saying the poor were ok because they had medicaid and food stamps.
He went on to say,
“I said ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor that have a safety net but if it has holes in it, I will repair them.’ The challenge right now — we will hear from the Democrat party the plight of the poor. And there’s no question it’s not good being poor and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. But my campaign is focused on middle-income Americans. We have a very ample safety net. And we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor.”
I am not sure about how Mitt Romney will face Obama in the election but saying things like this surely won’t help.
Do you think Mitt Romney is a bit out of touch?
Watch Romney say the poor are doing fine.