They're complete boneheads, the lot of them. The real contest between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney at times seems to be which of them can talk without jamming a foot or two in his mouth.
This time it's Romney's turn. After his impressive win in the Florida primaries, MMM, the Mormon Multi-Millionaire, actually said this to CNN's Soledad Obrien:
“I’m not concerned about the very poor.”
Of course not, why would he? It's not like they're going to be voting Republican anyway and certainly not for Daddy Warbucks. Romney, it seems, thinks the "very poor" are doing just fine in the U.S. what with their government's generous safety net and all.
When I heard that sound bite, I couldn't believe it. Part of me applauds his honesty except for the bullshit safety net excuse.
He's the most moderate and, let's face it, decent one of the Repug bunch since John Huntsman dropped out yet he keeps showing his enormous disconnect with the very voters whose support he needs. Now, of course, this is America where much of the wobbly remnants of the once mighty Middle Class would happily throw the 'very poor' under a bus but really, the 'safety net' line?
Romney is a bag of contradictions. There's no way of knowing what he would do once in office. Would he bow to his party's radical bent or would he be something a lot of Repugs would call left?
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