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Posted on 04/24/2012 4:27:03 AM PDT by Wolf13
It's no secret that the Obama campaign and its surrogates will continue to portray Mitt Romney at too detached from the lives of ordinary Americans to be elected president.
"Governor Romney's a little out of touch," Vice President Joe Biden told Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer in early April.
Or as actress and Obama supporter Jane Lynch put it recently about the nominee-to-be, "the guy does not know how to relate to people."
But it's a theme the Obama campaign ought to think twice about before advancing. That's because President Obama himself exhibits a striking inability to connect with an electorate he seems uninterested in getting to know.
Obama rarely spends time with average Americans, and can seem smug and downright clueless about their lives when he talks about them.
We got a glimpse of this ignorance in the 2008 campaign, when Obama told a room full of San Francisco donors that Midwesterners cling to guns, religion and xenophobia. It surfaced again last year when he told a woman at a town hall event that he found it "interesting" that her unemployed engineer husband couldn't find work.
Obama's staff privately concede that their boss has a hard time understanding people. "Surprisingly for someone who led such an inspirational campaign," a longtime executive branch employee told the Atlantic's James Fallows, "[Obama] does not seem to have the ability to connect with people."
Obama's inability to connect shouldn't be all that surprising, however. Obama has spent most of his adult life living, working, and socializing in upper middle class suburbs, college towns, and seats of government. Hyde Park in Chicago, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. are fine cities. But they don't necessarily give residents a clear picture of the way most Americans live.
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“”Governor Romney’s a little out of touch,” Vice President Joe Biden told Face the Nation’s Bob Schieffer in early April.”
The jokes just write themselves these days.
Yeah. Romney's out of touch because he's rich -- so I'm supposed to be upset with how he spends his money and NOT upset at how Obama spends MY MONEY!?!?!?!?!
Amazing -- these democrats. "Hypocrisy" has absolutely no meaning to them.
“It surfaced again last year when he told a woman at a town hall event that he found it “interesting” that her unemployed engineer husband couldn’t find work.”
My favorite was the time he told the guy with the large family that he needed a hybrid van....that couldn’t seat all his kids.
But there is a certain segment of Americans who would follow Obama over a cliff, and Romney is useless by design, I believe. The establishment is scared to death of that certain segment of society, and they are afraid that if Obama loses, our cities will go up in flames.
Yes, my personal, pet conspiracy theory is that Romney was chosen because he has the best chance of losing to Obama.
The only problem I have with them portraying Romney as “out of touch” is they have done so with discipline and waited until he is considered the only serious contender.
Other than that Romney is a superficial ass and an opportunistic lout, given to the dual avarices which elevate his stature at LDS and at the same time seeking to at least be a footnote in history.
Just read an email with the best one liner:
“Apparently I’m supposed to be more upset about what Mitt Romney is doing with HIS money than what Barack Obama has done with MINE.”
Recently read about Richard Nixon's reaction to Alger Hiss' testimony to HUAC in 1948. Nixon thought that Hiss was "insolent," "condescending," and "insulting in the extreme."
Exactly like Obama. Maybe they have a course at HLS teaching the law students how to behave toward the lesser orders (like lower-middle class types who earned law degrees at Duke). Hiss was also a product of Harvard Law School, and a darling of the liberal establsihment...some of which still defends him.