Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Romney’s Top 10 Wealth Gaffes"

From the Wall Street Journal's Wealth Report:
Mitt Romney’s wealth gaffes have become so common now they barely get noticed in the news. But that shouldn’t stop us from enjoying them.

Over the past two days, Romney added some new classics to his already impressive oeuvre of out-of-touch rich-guy quotes. The “couple of Cadillacs” comment and “Nascar owners” flub – both attempts to prove his gritty car-guy credentials in Motown — shows just how off-key Romney has become as a man of the people.
There are sure to be more, of course. While Romney has now admitted that his rich-guy gaffes have hurt his campaign, he just can’t help it. He’s rich. And once you’re rich, it’s hard to stop thinking like a rich person. As he said himself:

“If people think there’s something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy.”

In that spirit, here are the top 10 Romney wealth quotes. And remember, this is just the primary!
1 – My wife “drives a couple of Cadillacs”
2 – “I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners.”
3 – Annual speaking income of $370,000 is “not very much”
4 – “I’m also unemployed.”