Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mitt, what are you thinking?

Ok, so maybe I'm not very bright. But, in an interview with Soledad O'Brien after his primary victory in Florida, Mitt Romney made a statement that, if it's truly how he feels, I hope will cost him any chance at becoming President. The statement, while qualified, was that he was not focused on the very poor or the very rich in this country. The reasons? The poor have a 'safety net' and the rich are just fine.
What safety net? Yes, there are government programs like medicaid and food stamps. But, they're still poor with no realistic hope of ever becoming anything other than poor. This imaginary safety net idea reminds me of a scene in the movie "The Greatest Show on Earth" in which a flyer tries to show off and cuts the, yep, safety net down. He missed a grasp and fell, the imprint of the useless net embedded on his broken body.
Romney, while touting this 'thing,' stated that if it's broken he'll fix it. How, Mitt? You have stated that your focus is not on these people. Why should we believe that, as president, you will have any concern for them?
No, Mr. Romney. You can keep making your millions and remain isolated from the people of this country. I, for one, will not support you. I will do whatever I can to see you defeated.
For any who cares, here is a link to the interview:

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