Now, I know many people out there are not necessarily surprised to read that Mitt Romney doesn’t exactly have an evolved social conscience when it comes to the plight of poor people, but it shows a tremendous gall to openly announce it, doesn’t it?
Whether or not CNN’s Soledad O’Brien took Romney’s statement out of context (and subsequently left it up in the air for me to reference) is up to you, gentle reader, but for an adult man with Romney’s moneyed-power and influence and education to say such a thing (on TV no less), to me, shows a lack of connection to logical reasoning and empathy. That’s just me, though.
Here’s a link to the piece from ABC News‘ Z. Byron Wolf (not to be confused with Wolf Blitzer or Z Big Bad Wolf):
- Romney tells CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that America’s very poor and very rich are fine (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Mitt Romney Tells Soledad O’Brien: ‘I’m Not Concerned About The Very Poor’ (mediaite.com)
- Mitt Romney is “not concerned with the very poor” (americablog.com)
- Mitt Romney: ‘I’m not concerned with the very poor’ (dailykos.com)