Romney: I'm Not Too Rich to Relate

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Mitt RomneyIn an interview with ABC News Monday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney disputed the notion that he was out of touch with average Americans.

"We asked for questions online at Yahoo!," Diane Sawyer told the former Massachusetts governor, "and a number of them came in basically asking, 'Are you too rich to relate?" She listed a representative sample of wealth-related Romney gaffes and missteps -- "the speaking fees, the Cadillacs, the story out now that there's an elevator for your cars in the new house you're planning in La Jolla" -- and asked, "Is this a relatability problem?"

Seeming to ignore the fact that the question had been posed by ordinary Americans, Romney explained that "we don't divide America based upon success, and wealth, and other dimensions of that nature. We're one nation under God. We come together." After expounding on the president's purported failure to turn the economy around, Romney chuckled and said, "But I know that there will be some who try to make it about anything else but that."


According to Bloomberg, the former private-equity honcho "has estimated his wealth to be as much as $250 million in 2010, mostly from investments." If accurate, that figure would make Romney the second richest U.S. president -- after George Washington, whose net worth was as high as $525 million, adjusted for inflation -- were Romney to win November's election.


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beth422

The way this headline's written it appears to suggest that it's a quote from Romney....a bit dishonest, but the norm nowadays.

April 18 2012 at 3:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jay917

If you aren't to rich to relate, then is the stupid act ....an act???

April 18 2012 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

I bet once he slogs or swags, his polls will plummet !! hahahhar

April 18 2012 at 10:32 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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democracks0

You'd better suited spending your time riding Pokey off into the sunset.

April 18 2012 at 3:52 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

with ever careful smile at all times !! hahharhar

April 18 2012 at 10:31 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

with hands out ready to shake or wave and glittery footsteps... hahahahheheh

April 18 2012 at 10:31 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

those little quick steps , you know look again!!
hahaha

April 18 2012 at 10:30 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

as if he was a former ballet dancer or something or like a butlrer , you know.?? ahahahahhehehe

April 18 2012 at 10:29 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

Look at the way Romney walk... hahahah!

April 18 2012 at 10:28 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
kngathr

I don't want him to "relate"- I want him to think, act, solve, lead us out of this. Time to FixTheNation.com

April 18 2012 at 10:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mscddspc

Then why don't you?

April 18 2012 at 9:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply