Earlier, Paddy posted Willard Romney's little gem, “I have some great friends who are Nascar team owners.” Now if that's not a way to show you're one of the 99%, nothing is.
See how "just like us" he is? He loves to drive that point home over and over again, like how he knows where the best deals on grave sites are, claims to feel the pain of being “unemployed”, yet “likes being able to fire people,” but says he knows what it’s like to get a pink slip, yet thinks corporations are people and believes banks aren’t bad people,” and somehow thinks any criticism of him is due to envy.
His response to those who can't relate to his brand of "I'm you"? “If people think that there is something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy."
Just a wild guess, but it's safe to assume that, after that insensitive comeback, many voters will heed his advice.
And just when you think he can't get any more tone deaf, this happened at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida:
New York Times: But the crowd initially booed Mr. Romney, who occasionally struck a discordant note, as when he approached a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought,” he said. “Really sprung for the big bucks.”
What a knee slapper. Especially if you can't afford a, you know, rain coat.
“By the way, how was the paczkis this morning? Yeah, yeah! That was very good,” Romney said. His message: We are not so different, you and I. We have both just eaten the same food! But then Romney began talking about the powdered sugar on the paczki.
There was no powdered sugar. The doughnuts were glazed and bare.
“Reminded me of what’s going on outside,” Romney said, comparing the falling snow to a doughnut that people had not eaten. (Had he not really eaten one of the paczki, after all? Had Romney’s campaign given the naked doughnuts to the crowd, while Romney was eating upgraded, sugar-dusted ones backstage?) It was one of several unforced errors. Romney also referred several times to “my state” — and meant Massachusetts, not Michigan.
Maybe Willard should rethink his approach: