Tell us another sad story Uncle Mitt…
In an effort to let people know that he feels their pain (but he’s cutting taxes for the uber-rich anyway,) Mitt’s using a new ploy of telling sad tales… about other people.
Ever since his post-debate turnaround on his 47 percent comments, Mitt Romney (or a “spirited fellow claiming to be Mitt Romney”) has been employing a novel campaigning strategy: trying to convince voters that he is human. (Ann can’t do all the work herself.) Of course, Romney’s not super experienced when it comes to this sort of thing, so his efforts have been a little awkward. Mostly, he’s been talking about dead people.
Romney spent the weekend in Florida, where he debuted a new version of his stump speech containing three “revealing and personal” stories about deaths that impacted his life. The first was about an old friend from graduate school — Bill Hulse, a quadriplegic as a result of an accident — who recently attended a campaign event:
“It’s not easy for Billy to get around. Quadriplegic … he can’t move, of course, his arms and his legs, and he can barely speak,” Romney said. “I reached down and I put my hand on Billy’s shoulder and I whispered into his ear, and I said ‘Billy, God bless you, I love ya.’ And he whispered right back to me - and I couldn’t quite hear what he said. He tried to speak loud enough for me to hear.”
Hulse died the day after the encounter. “It’s rare that you get the chance to tell someone how much you love them while you still can,” Romney added.