Skip to comments.Chris Wallace To Mitt Romney: Can You Understand Why Some Voters Might See You As Out-Of-Touch?
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 candidates falling poll numbers and favorability ratings. Wallace attributed these numbers to two important factors: 1) Romneys 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.
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Wallace highlighted two clips of Romney from the past week that seem to support the latter argument.
First, he played the clip from last weeks 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 cant be perfect, before defending his car talk and general wealth.
If people think theres something wrong with being successful in America, then theyd better vote for the other guy, because Ive been extraordinarily successful and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people.
But as for claims that hes unable to connect with voters, he didnt 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 hes expected to win the nomination.
Wallace ended by getting an answer to John Kings question about what Romney thinks the biggest misconception is about him. Romneys answer: that hes from Massachusetts and therefore cant be a conservative.
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Pot calling kettle black...
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.