Friday, February 24, 2012

How many Cadillacs do you have?

*** In a speech given at the stadium used by the Detroit Lions, Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney spoke before a small, meager, nearly microscopic crowd.

Think Progress reported "....Romney’s 1,200 person crowd in the 65,000-seat stadium..." was a disaster. As if the small crowd wasn't enough, Mitt Romney made a huge gaffe.

Washington Post:

Addressing the Detroit Economic Club Friday afternoon, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) reprised his familiar line that “the trees are the right height” and “the streets are just right” in his home state.

But he also made another statement that could draw him some unwanted attention: he told the crowd that his wife, Ann Romney, drives “a couple of Cadillacs.”

If you needed another example of how out of touch and a lack of a message, you have it here. How many times can you talk about trees?  With the number of people out of work, Romney has to bring up "a couple of Cadillacs." Add the Cadillacs to his $10,000 bet with Rick Perry, and you have a guy clearly out of touch with the country.

My husband and I have never owned a Cadillac in our almost 38 years of marriage.  As a voter, I find it very difficult to relate to anything that Romney talks about or has addressed in any public statements.

Something that candidate Barack Obama said in 2008 made me realize that he understood what both my husband and I had been through.  In an interview with MTV, Barack Obama revealed that both he and Michelle had taken out student loans for college, and then paid them back.  My husband and I both had student loans which we successfully paid off.  It wasn't easy, but we did it. Obama understands what students and parents face when they have to borrow and then pay back those huge sums of money. 

Mitt Romney just doesn't seem to "get it" about average working families, women, college students, cars, autoworkers, the poor, the unemployed, or anyone else.