The difference, of course, is that Romney can hear about struggles and then go
home to affluence and opulence. RR\egular people LIVE their struggles, and
can't evade them. Romney is, once again, showing how condescending he is
to regular people (as he said, he doesn't really care about the poor, and
he LOVES to fire people). We don't need that.
The fact that Romney refers to all of us as "regular people" is quite
telling.Poor, out of touch guy looks like he will never figure it out.
I'd like him to meet with me. While I plan on voting for Romney in the fall
for various reasons, this does not mean I agree with everything he advocates,
nor that I disagree with him very strongly in some areas.Romney is
still, very much, a country club candidate. Whether is has, does, or
doesn't even belong to a country club, those who know the type know what
I'm talking about. His wife's $1000 blouse she wore the other morning
on CBS' The Morning Show demonstrates an aspect of being out of touch with
regular Americans (though Michelle Obama wears far more expensive stuff, and
hardly receives the time of day from the media for it)!Yes, we
understand, Mitt and Anne, you've both done—not only well, but super
duper well!But what Mitt says and his attitude seem to greatly
reflect a business landlord I had. He thought businesses renting from him were
struggling because they hadn't done things right. My business neighbor, who
just moved out of this landlord's complex, use to keep a year or more of
capital on hand. No more! He's working elsewhere!
It is quite evident that a presidential candidate who is actively reaching out
to understand regular people is not one who is out of touch. Yes, rich people
are humans to. They can be understanding and genuinely want to help. Despite
what the mainstream media would tell you, they can even be republicans.Obama has
to mount a personal attack because he needs to distract voters away from his
very poor record as presiden, Besides, it's not like Obama goes home to
poverty. He and Michelle go on frequent posh and opulent vacations. Does that
mean that he doesn't care or can't understand the poor?.
Ah, the regular people.How nice of him!
Come on Furry1993, You are drinking Obama kool aid. Those two comments are taken
out of context. If you were really honest, you would look at those comments in
context and know that he said that the poor have a safety net that the middle
class doesn't, and so he must work harder for middle class people. And the
firing comment was in reference to people who do not perform. How were either of
those comments condescending to regular people. If Romney were a "regular
person" he would not have the skills to bring about the economic reforms
that will help us regular people have jobs and greater prosperity. I want a
chance to work--not have the government hand me a dole and tell me what medical
care I can and cannot have. Obama may have BEEN a regular person, but he is not
one now. All his policies have done is increase prices on the necessities of
life--food, fuel, gasoline, etc. He is sinking us. Romney was way down on my
list 6 months ago, but I'm totally behind him now.
Condescending is a good way to describe Romney and Obama and why neither one of
them are what this country needs. They are not leaders and they have proven that
with all the continuous flopping around with their ever evolving changes they
keep making. Neither one has a plan and neither one knows what wrong with this
country and continue to live and bask in each others lies. They do have one
thing in common though, they both think government must be doting parents
continuously patronizing the citizens of america as imbeciles.If
only I could have suffered the hardships and misfortunes in life this man
suffered as a socialist on welfare. There was a time when you had to take a test
and pass it to get in to college. Now these young just apply and the rest of
their life think they are educated.Romney doesn't know what
hardships are as he had doting government to feed and house them and help raise
their children while he could amass his fortunes thorough white collar crime and
fakery. Hardships and poverty are something you live, hardship is no public
welfare, wages, or 2nd hand stores or church handouts.
Sometimes I think Romney understands a lot more about "the common man"
(and woman) than the common person understands about living with a 6 digit (or
more) annual family income. Even understanding how to run a business that makes
more money than it spends is an attribute that could really come in handy in
Washington.There are probably even a lot of couples who together
earn in the 6 digit figures for their household who still see themselves as part
of the masses struggling to make ends meet. (I have a hard time understanding
@FurryJust because someone has wealth, doesn't mean they don't
understand the struggles. If I see a begger on the streets, I will help them. I
am not a begger nor am I wealthy, but I have compassion for them. I can feel for
people who are in different walks of life.
I wonder if Mitt tells the people why he was a strong supporter of abortion and
legalizing gay marriage at one time? I would be interested to hear his
rationale as he violated his own religion by taking this stand.
@ Furry. What we need in this country is more welfare, more food stamps, and
free healthcare! We don’t need more jobs, more personal responsibility and
more self reliance do we? And anyone who has worked hard, been responsible and
made better choices in life should be punished by wealth redistribution, right?
Anyone who is successful in their life just doesn’t understand the
struggles of “ordinary” people do they? After all, we all know the
reason people are poor in America is because the “rich” took away
all their opportunities! Right on brother! Power to the people!
Another day of political confusion...Repubs tell voters there is
absolutely no way President Obama can relate to what is going on in American
society, thus he is the cause of the problems in our government, etc.However, if Mr. Romney says he speaks to "regular people" (in
situations he will not disclose), we citizens are supposed to be little sponges
and soak up Mitt's tall tales.Whoa!
@furry. I suppose the only thing that would make you happy about Romney spending
time with possible constituents and actually listening, instead of turning every
movement into a photo-op, would be for him to sell everything, give all the
money away, and take his family to the projects to live. That may work for those
who have dedicated their lives to following the Master on a full time basis, but
is extremely impractical for someone who is running for President. Somehow, I
don't see our current President taking himself out of the limelight long
enough to sit down and listen to those who have no voice, out of camera's
reach, in a low-key, low-pressure venue. Gov. Romney genuinely cares about
people, his millions notwithstanding, and wants what's best for America and
her people. He is doing, as best he can, the work the Master has set out for all
of us, as are millions of others who work in anonymity for the good of our
Isn't that what both sides call us regular people? I like the fact that he
doesn't parade people around to have to prove his point. The United States
of America is like a big business. We need someone who can understand how to
keep big businesses profitable. It is not by going more and more into debt. I
think it is sad that we are saying people who have lots more money than I will
probably ever see are evil or did something wrong. This is what has made people
do anything they can to live in America. They had a chance to be successful.
Let's not pit one American against another. That is so wrong. Let's
celebrate what we have in common. We live in the best Country in the World. I
love the USA.
for willard's sake, i hope they served him the kind of cookies rich guys
eat, and not the cheap stuff from 7-11 us regular people buy
Regular folk? HmmmmSo that explains Romney's brilliant
suggestion the other day that young folk just borrow money from their
parents.I'm not sure these meetings with "regular"
folks are doing him any good.Romney's job at Bain was to create
money for wealthy investors. If it was accomplished by laying off employees,
leveraging up a business or moving a factory, so be it. They could still make
money from the fees they charged even if the business folded.But the
main problem is Republican's economic policies of deregulation and tax
cuts as the answer to everything.
Hey I'm a regular person, I would love to sit down with Romney and tell him
what I think. He wouldn't even have to keep it a secret. Lets see where
would I start. How about everyone should pay their fair share of taxes. A tax
break on intrest and capital gains is not going to work out so much for me.
I'm not so fond of the fact that the American Legislative Exchange Council
is endorsing him, thats more like a curse. I think affordable health care is a
civil right (single payer plan). I don't want a Presedent that would bust
up businesses and sell them off to the highest bidder. Oh my so so many things I
would like to tell him if only he would listen to a regular person like me.
Exactly who are these "regular" people that Romney is meeting with in
secret? Are they just people off the street or hand picked Republican
supporters? For this article to have meaning we need to know who these people
are and how they are chosen. I do not mean Identify the people personally by
name but more information is needed as to their back ground and how they were
Donating his inheritance away, than building up his own success is just awful.
Shame on Mitt for being successful. It's no longer American to be
prosperous, because others didn't make it.
REGULAR PEOPLE?? Seriously?Can you say condescending? I can't
believe anyone is actually going along with Mitt. Oh, well, I won't
disc you for your choice and don't you disc me for mine. Reminds me
of fiddler on the roof...."If I Were A Rich Man"...."When your
rich, they also think your wise!"Sorry, it just takes more than a few
shekels to impress me. So glad he is impressed with the American
Spirit.... Brace yourself, there is more coming!
Let's face it folks... rich dishonest people ran the rails off the track in
2008, during the last Republican administration, almost bringing our society to
an end. What spectacularly bad timing it is for Mitt, being a rich dishonest
person himself, to be running (as a Republican!) against the guy who brought us
back from the precipice. It's really just unfortunate bad timing for Mitt.
re: EightOhOne 8:48 a.m. May 5, 2012Don't you mean let them eat
cake? Is it just me or do Mitt's apologists on this site try to
make Thurston Howell the 3rd (Romney) appear to be the Professor?
Romney seems to be doing his best to emphasize with the 'common man'.
This said,Unless a person has actually experienced the fear / the
pain that comes with not being able to support a family or themselves due to
lack of a job or jobless benefits or Social Security or food stamps .. when push
comes to shove, they aren't as likely as they would be otherwise to go to
bat for the poor vs other legitmate interests competing for those dollars.Let me add .. were charity enough, federal programs for the poor, or out
of wor, or the old would never have been implimented in the first place. Before
food stamps, there were families including children in America who didn't
have enough food, charity only went so far. We need to remember this when
conservatives say the war on poverty has failed. Now there is no reason for any
family to go hungry. If that isn't a major success in the war on poverty, I
ask what is?
I'm pretty sure that Romney has a very good idea of what us regular people
are all about due to his being a Bishop. I for one wish that he would bring it
up more since Bishops have to deal with all kinds of stuff be it spiritual,
physical, mental, economic, marriage, etc all across the economic spectrum. I
can see why he doesn't bring it up due to confidentiality, but I wish
he'd at least mention it as being pertinant.By the way, if he
wants to meet with people off the record, that's totally fine with me.
Iaggie, prove that Mitt is a dishonest person. Don't accuse, give chapter
and verse. Empty and untrue accusations don't add anything to the
discussion. Everyone that I know that knows Mitt say he's honest to a
I'm glad Romney's reaching out to everybody he can. I, honestly,
can't figure out why he'd bother. I'm a regular dude, and I think
if I had his means, I'd divorce myself from humanity, rather than trying to
be a leader of it. Kudos to Mitt for trying to make a difference, despite the
naysayers and political slanderers.
Can't wait for Romney to lose the general election. He's the same as
everyone else that's been stuck in the US political system for too long.All these candidates are putting bandaid on cancer.We need
someone like Ron Paul who's going to chemo everything until it's dead
and we can start a rebuild with principles.
Pride looking up is just as bad as pride looking down. Some of the comments
left here seem to be of the "pride looking up" variety. Time to curb
that behavior.Romney may not be very warm and cuddly, he may have
some trouble really getting a handle on the plight of those living within one
standard deviation of the mean, but I think the campaign may have made him more
aware of his disability and possibly, made him a bit more humble. Hard to imagine that it has not. This political season has been a meat
grinder. And you have to give him credit. The guy does not give up. He
"stays the course." He has put himself in the spotlight and let it
shine while the haters looked for any hint of impropriety. He has been
consistent. And he just kept slugging away at it. There is a
lesson there for all of us.He won't give up. Nor should we -
as individuals or a country. Romney is the best man for the job. I
pray he will be blessed to do so with wisdom, equity and empathy. It will not