Romney Slips and Tells the Truth: Politics is Only for the Rich
There was no way I was going to wake up at 5:30am to see this morning’s GOP debate; but it looks like Mitt Romney managed to go tone-deaf again, suggesting that only very rich people should run for office in America.
Mitt Romney suggested in today’s debate that only rich people should run for office, and then quickly celebrated the fact that he’d forced a rival to take out a loan against his house.
Romney said his father, Michigan Governor George Romney, had told him, “Mitt, never get involved in politics if you have to win an election to pay a mortgage.”
“If you find yourself in a position when you can serve, why you ought to have a responsibility to do so if you think you can make a difference,” he recalled his father telling him. “Also, don’t get in politics if your kids are still young because it might turn their heads.”
A few seconds later, he bragged about his run against Teddy Kennedy.
“I was happy he had to take a mortgage out on his house to ultimately defeat me,” he said.
And some of you wonder why Occupy Wall Street exists. Romney was only stating the obvious, but we’re supposed to play along and pretend it isn’t true.