Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eked out a win in the Iowa Caucuses and won the New Hampshire Primary, but his inability to relate to the Average Joe continues to be his Achilles heel.
Betting Texas Governor Rick Perry $10,000 during a debate didn’t help matters much.
On NBC’s Today Show, Matt Lauer asked the wealthy Republican candidate about wealth inequality and Romney summed it up to envy.
Matt Lauer: When you said that we already have a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy, I’m curious about the word envy.
Did you suggest that anyone who questions the policies and practices of Wall Street and financial institutions, anyone who has questions about the distribution of wealth and power in this country, is envious? Is it about jealousy, or fairness?
Romney: You know, I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on 99 percent versus one percent, and those people who have been most successful will be in the one percent, you have opened up a wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God.
The American people, I believe in the final analysis, will reject it.
Then there’s the picture of Romney getting wanded by airport security while sitting adjacent to an enormous jet.
That photo appears in a pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC film called “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” about a handful of firms that went bankrupt after Romney’s Bain Capital took them over.
The film and picture intend to paint Romney as a man out of touch with the average American. Pictures alone speak a thousand words and photos of politicians can change the perception of people just like that.
For Mitt, pictures from his past have come back to haunt the GOP bigwig and we’re sure he would rather they go away.
Take a look the photos politicians wish would disappear – but that we just love!