Romney: Again Out of Touch
Gilbert N. Kahn is a professor of Political Science at Kean University.
Admittedly few people have even run for President with the bankroll that Mitt Romney has, but one might have hoped that by now he would have learned that not all Americans were born with a silver spoon in their mouths.
During an interview when he was campaigning at the end of last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the state of his birth and early years, he once again showed no ability to relate to the less fortunate in society. First he had put down a wager with Texas Governor Rick Perry for $10,000 during an earlier debate; then he said he did not make much money with his speaking engagements, only $350,000; and now he sought to make all of America’s baseball fans feel equal when he discussed leaning over during a game as a child and discussing the virtues of Mickey Mantle and Al Kaline with the man in the next box.
Governor, tickets are so expensive that average Americans, might lean over to speak to speak to the person sitting next to them; but he/she certainly will not be sitting in box seats.
Michigan's primary is next Tuesday. Stay tuned