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'Poor' Mitt Romney Forced to Hold Fundraiser on Yacht in Cayman Islands

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It was fun listening to Ann Romney talk about her husband last night. Anytime you have to be “humanized” (go ahead: Google it), you know you’re in deep doo. Ann talked about them eating macaroni and tuna fish. How their desk was made out of a door on saw horses. It was all so very “poor” sounding.

Then came today. The very next day after Ann Romney tried to convince us that Mitt Romney really isn’t a super-wealthy multi-millionaire, he had himself a little donor meet-and-greet on board a yacht registered in — you guessed it — the Cayman Islands.

I’m not kidding, I swear.

Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands.

The floating party, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht “Cracker Bay,” was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney’s bid.

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“I think it’s ironic they do this aboard a yacht that doesn’t even pay its taxes,” said a woman who lives aboard a much smaller boat moored at the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina. {…}

Romney to date has declined to identify the names of his top “bundlers” — those who gather checks from scores of donors on the candidate’s behalf.

“He is the first nominee in 12 years to withhold these names,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political money on the website opensecrets.org.

Seriously? “Cracker Bay”? Do they have special people hired to go out to set-up events with the most damaging optics possible for the Romney campaign? Honestly, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz couldn’t have done better.

Mitt Romney: Tone deaf and completely out of touch.

Maybe they just served, you know, tuna fish…