Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist.
Mitt Romney has had his share of gaffes that are giving the Democrats the ammo needed to possibly destroy any hope he has of getting elected president. Gaffes become stories when they fit the narrative and the narrative is Mitt is a rich insensitive guy who does not get it.
What are some of his greatest hits that have become damning for him? Ah, memory lane so far (and I‘m probably missing a few along the way):
“Corporations are people my friend.”- Uh yeah:
Recall this one? His 10 grand bet with Governor Perry over Mitt’s prior support of the mandate? Ordinary folks do not make such bets with that kind of cash:
Romney in Florida this past June joking on how he is unemployed. Good grief:
Mitt tells voters how he feared getting pink slipped. From Bain? RT America has a great story on this comment from Romney and how he was uncovered back in 2007 for never having to worry about being laid off:
Romney tells voters he loves being able to fire people. Not a good one:
And of course the latest: Mitt’s callous remark on the “very poor.” And it isn’t just the remark, it is how he treats CNN’s anchor that is just as bad:
No wonder so many conservatives do not want Romney for their nominee. Watching these clips alone is enough to need a case of Pepto Bismol. And the thought of these sorts of off the cuff (or not) remarks continuing for months on end is simply not acceptable to those who want Obama beaten in the election.
Romney is saying the things the rich are expected to say in the age of Occupy. Gingrich is toxic, but polls show Romney suffering very badly with rising negatives by the week. And for the first time in months Obama now leads Romney handily in Ohio by 8 points. Mitt Romney has to be saved from himself in order to win or is too late?