Posted by: mulrickillion | February 8, 2012

Romney’s Campaign GPS Ignores The Poor

imageBy Roland S. Martin, Feb 3, 2012 — In the 1,257 GOP debates we’ve had to sit through, poverty and the poor has rarely come up. So it was no surprise that Mitt Romney would be dismissive of them in an interview this week with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.

If Romney and his fellow Republican candidates haven’t bothered to shed much attention on the poor (the same goes for the debate moderators), why should we think the richest guy in the field would really give a flip about them?

“I’m not concerned about the very poor,” Romney said. “There’s a safety net there, and if it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich; they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the heart of America, the 95 percent of Americans who are right now struggling.”

In his comment, he appeared to be clueless. Oh, sure, he said he wasn’t worried about the rich as well, but clearly he has made no attempt to advance a plan that speaks to the poor in the country.

When given a chance by O’Brien to clarify the comment, Romney just doubled down. And later, on his campaign plane, he screwed it up again.

“Wealthy people are doing fine,” Romney said. “But my focus in the campaign is on middle-income people. Of course I’m concerned about all Americans — poor, wealthy, middle-class — but the focus of my effort will be on middle-income families who I think have been most hurt by the Obama economy.”

Seriously, do the guy’s dollars signs prevent his brain from understanding the real plight of the poor in this country? So he’s “concerned” about all Americans, including the poor, but the “focus” of his effort will be on the middle-class. Why can’t the focus be on those not rich?

The fundamental problem with these candidates is that the poor in America are often ignored. . . .

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Romney’s Campaign GPS Ignores The Poor | Roland Martin Reports

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