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Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?
Mediaite ^ | February 26th, 2012 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 02/27/2012 8:30:20 AM PST by xzins

Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?

On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace was rather direct with Mitt Romney in addressing the GOP candidate’s falling poll numbers and favorability ratings. Wallace attributed these numbers to two important factors: 1) Romney’s campaign turning into naught more than attacks on his rivals, and 2) the impression many people have that Romney is unable to connect with average voters.

RELATED: Chris Matthews: Romney Cannot Connect With Voters Because He Has ‘No Evidence Of Having Suffered’

Wallace highlighted two clips of Romney from the past week that seem to support the latter argument.

First, he played the clip from last week’s CNN debate where in answering a relatively simple question about the biggest misconception of him, Romney insisted he would only give the answers he wanted to give.

Wallace followed it with the clip of Romney saying that his wife “drives a couple of Cadillacs.” Wallace asked Romney, “Can you understand why some voters would be put off by those things?”

Romney laughed and said, “I can’t be perfect,” before defending his car talk and general wealth.

“If people think there’s something wrong with being successful in America, then they’d better vote for the other guy, because I’ve been extraordinarily successful and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people.”

But as for claims that he’s unable to connect with voters, he didn’t really dispute that, Romney merely cited his frontrunner status in the GOP race and his ability to win crucial primaries. In fact, Romney was bold enough to declare that he’s “expected to win the nomination.”

Wallace ended by getting an answer to John King‘s question about what Romney thinks the biggest misconception is about him. Romney’s answer: that he’s from Massachusetts and therefore can’t be a conservative.

RELATED: George Will: Romney Around Conservatives Is Like A Tourist Who ‘Doesn’t Speak The Language’


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: election; outoftouch; romney; romneytruthfile
Romney's terrible campaign discipline makes him unelectable in a race against Obama
1 posted on 02/27/2012 8:30:29 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

“””Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch? “””

Did wallace say the same thing about hussein who thinks we have 57 states and Hawaii is part of Asia?


2 posted on 02/27/2012 8:42:14 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

Mitt Romney is out of touch.

His campaign is in chaos.

He’s a gaffe-a-minute and all he’s got is a 24/7 Attack Machine.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 8:44:55 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

How did Santorum or Gingrich suffer? Or Obama for that matter.

Romney’s problem is simpler than that. He’s a phony. Most people see that a mile away.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 8:45:28 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Gingrich: Father deserted when he was a child.

Santorum: Tragic death of child

Romney: His Rolex stopped ticking


5 posted on 02/27/2012 8:48:34 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
I'm no fan of Romney's, but he could have nailed Wallace to the wall if he would have responded, “Michelle Obama spent more on her lingerie than my wife did on her Cadillac. And We're the ones out of touch?!?”
6 posted on 02/27/2012 8:51:08 AM PST by apillar
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To: xzins

Good one. Maybe it was “his favorite Rolex stopped ticking”... or his wife’s “favorite Cadillac” had a flat tire. HA


7 posted on 02/27/2012 8:54:04 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: apillar

Exactly. I will never vote for the liberal mitt. I am merely pointing out the supreme hypocrisy exhibited by all the
“journalists” who are on husseins payroll.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 8:54:15 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: apillar

And if Romney had said that, Chris should have replied: “So how long have you been into Michelle Obama’s underwear?”


9 posted on 02/27/2012 8:55:31 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

Chris Wallace is a flaming liberal wolf in conservative sheeps clothing. Nothing he does, says or thinks comports with conservatism. Might as well be listening to his father.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 8:57:22 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

So what do you have when 2 flaming liberal wolves in sheep’s clothing have an interview?

Is that like incest?? :>)


11 posted on 02/27/2012 8:59:46 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
Gingrich: Father deserted when he was a child.

Santorum: Tragic death of child

Romney: His Rolex stopped ticking


That's good. This is why I will NEVER vote for romney

If we give up our values and vote for a man that has lied, like Obama, with the help of the liberal media, like Obama, who wants gay marriage, like Obama, abortion, like Obama, who wants gays to be able to adopt children, like Obama, who BOOSTED government funding for pro-homosexuality indoctrination starting in kindergarten, Obama hasn't done that yet, and who said that The Boy Scouts should allow homosexual scout leaders.  This is after he “saw the light.”  He is just like Obama, who people did not know the truth about. The media is keeping the ignorant public worried that Santorum will take away their birth control pills, which is all a set up to hurt a conservative candidate. Why did Romney get the question about contraceptives at the debate, and had the perfect answer, when they Knew it was Santorum who PERSONALLY didn't use them? Romney is a liberal progressive in republican sheep clothing. He doesn't sound conservative, because it's not who he is. Knowing he made his money at Bain by taking advantage of innocent employees, how do we know he isn't going to use the peoples?

12 posted on 02/27/2012 9:05:37 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: xzins

Why can’t this SAME question be asked to our current president?


13 posted on 02/27/2012 9:06:16 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Linda Frances

Left off last line:

. If we give up our values and vote for a man that has lied, like Obama, with the help of the liberal media, like Obama, who wants gay marriage, like Obama, abortion, like Obama, who wants gays to be able to adopt children, like Obama, who BOOSTED government funding for pro-homosexuality indoctrination starting in kindergarten, Obama hasn’t done that yet, and who said that The Boy Scouts should allow homosexual scout leaders.  This is after he “saw the light.”  He is just like Obama, who people did not know the truth about. The media is keeping the ignorant public worried that Santorum will take away their birth control pills, which is all a set up to hurt a conservative candidate. Why did Romney get the question about contraceptives at the debate, and had the perfect answer, when they Knew it was Santorum who PERSONALLY didn’t use them? Romney is a liberal progressive in republican sheep clothing. He doesn’t sound conservative, because it’s not who he is. Knowing he made his money at Bain by taking advantage of innocent employees, how do we know he isn’t going to use the peoples money to enrich his buddies who helped him get in office, JUST LIKE OBAMA.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 9:07:01 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: xzins

Romney’s wife had breast cancer a few years ago, and she still has MS.
Little or nothing to do with connecting with voters, imo.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 9:18:11 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: xzins

Oh man....how hard is it to smile and say “I love racing”... and not say anything else?


16 posted on 02/27/2012 9:40:16 AM PST by chris_bdba
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Oh man....how hard is it to smile and say “I love racing”... and not say anything else?

That's why they call it discipline.

17 posted on 02/27/2012 9:46:13 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

Awww....that’s just Democrat procreation.....everybody knows that....


18 posted on 02/27/2012 9:46:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: xzins

I like trees.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 10:01:41 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: xzins

I don’t like Mitt very much but Chris Wallace sounds more like a liberal journalist every day.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 10:02:50 AM PST by Crucial
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To: xzins
And if Romney had said that, Chris should have replied: “So how long have you been into Michelle Obama’s underwear?”

EWWWW

21 posted on 02/27/2012 10:05:08 AM PST by Crucial
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To: xzins
Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?

Pot calling kettle black...

22 posted on 02/27/2012 10:21:14 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Gaffer

Romney should skip interviews with Wallace, who clearly has a personal animus towards him... or else, he feels it his duty to try to shoot down the frontrunner.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 10:47:38 AM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: apillar

That would be a perfect comeback for almost any other candidate. But if Romney had said something like that, he would have looked like Mr. pasty white bread in vicious attack mode. You would have the permanent gimme class howling, Reverends Al and Jesse hitting the streets, Occupy dumping loads on everything in sight.

Romney is exactly what the dems have been hoping to run against. Their poster boy for the republican party, he is the meme they have been gearing up to face since Obama got into office — rich, lily white, and completely out of touch with America.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 10:51:08 AM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: xzins

FOX"News"'s Romney-Pimp and Anchor-Wife-in-Training:
We at FOX think Mitt Romney has the perfect height.
And his feet are the perfect shape.
And his hair is perfect, too.
I think he smells so good, that I tingle.
So what does it matter how he voted?
"

25 posted on 02/27/2012 10:53:08 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: La Enchiladita

While I don’t personally support Romney, there is no rational reason ANY Republican contender should be talking to him on-air. The man is a Democrat, pure and simple.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 10:55:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?

To which Romney replied: I think maybe some people, those of the lower classes, might think that, but my "Good Old Fellow" NASCAR team-owner friends will tell you otherwise...

27 posted on 02/27/2012 1:22:13 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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Romney: His Rolex stopped ticking

Yes, and you left out the fact that this happened on the SAME day that his limousine had a flat tire on the way to the opera. It took a whole HOUR for his chauffeur to change the tire and he missed the ENTIRE 1st Act.

So don't tell ME he doesn't know suffering...

28 posted on 02/27/2012 1:27:52 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: WayneS

LOL


29 posted on 02/27/2012 6:37:32 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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I admire Santorum for unabashedly standing up for social values. It takes big huevos to put up with the ridcule that dismayingly comes with advocating ideals that were a way of life earlier in my lifetime. I get why folks are happy to hear him speak up so strongly.

I am also surprised to see Romney get treated here the way I've been seeing. Look at this article. What some call a "lack of discipline" looks to me like he's just saying what comes to mind -he's not filtering his response to assuage the insecurities of the less successful...he's just speaking from his experience. He knows some NASCAR team owners. That is not a surprise to me. It's something I'd expect.. Why should he stifle that? I am pretty shocked to see some people on this forum responding to his success in a way I'd expect to see at DU! I don't require a president to see the world as the "everyman" would. I want to see someone who has done better than "average". Why should he pretend about his life? He has done well in the way and large scale that will be required of our next Chief Executive in these effed-up times. Right now we have a guy who was a "community organizer" of the envious. Myself, I am not inspired by that.

30 posted on 02/29/2012 12:04:40 AM PST by Floratina
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Krauthammer said the same thing last night....called it a lack of discipline. The same with Santorum saying JFK’s speech made him throw up. It’s in the self-inflicted wound category.

With Romney, though, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m not voting for him anyway. Obama, though, will eat his lunch with this stuff.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 4:43:39 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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