In 2008 Mitt Romney failed to connect with voters, and his campaign for the presidency went quickly down the drain. Let's see if Romney has learned anything over the past four years.
The current GOP frontrunner was in Florida on Thursday, meeting with a group of unemployed people who told their tales of struggling to find new jobs. After they were done, they asked Romney to tell his "story," according to a report in The New York Times.
Romney said, "I'm also unemployed."
Yes, Romney is technically unemployed, but he is said to be worth at least $200 million -- probably nearly $200 million more than any of the out-of-work folks with whom he chatted. Not the most appropriate comparison in the world.
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The report said Romney smiled when he said it and that the audience was in on the joke, that they "chuckled" along with him.
When one person asked him if was using LinkedIn to find a job, he replied, "I'm networking. I have my sight on a particular job."
That job, of course, is the presidency. Romney has enough money to choose to be unemployed for the past five years (at least) to seek that job. Most of the people to whom he told his "joke" would likely be in serious trouble of they remain jobless for five years.
Way to connect with the voters, Mitt. You've learned a lot.