Mitt Romney was in Florida and seemingly depressed. He was in a coffee shop just hanging out with the other unemployed guys, talking about their LinkedIn pages and about networking, etc. The whole scene makes me want to cry for these grown men without a job. Of course Mitt Romney is a multi-millionaire, and I suspect the other unemployed gentlemen didn’t take it so well when Mitt identified so closely with them. . . from the New York Times:
TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop here on Thursday, listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work. When they finished, he weighed in with a predicament of his own.
“I should tell my story,” Mr. Romney said. “I’m also unemployed.”
He chuckled. The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.
“Are you on LinkedIn?” one of the men asked.
“I’m networking,” Mr. Romney replied. “I have my sight on a particular job.”
Man, it reads like an AA meeting. “Hi, I’m Mitt, and I’m unemployed.” I’m not sure how more insulting this guy could get. Well, unless he were to patently lie to the same folks in that same coffee shop. But, well, we get lying from Republican candidates. What is so disconcerting is a Republican candidate even trying to show empathy to someone who is unemployed, no matter how clumsy and insulting he was during the attempt.
I’m just wondering if anyone recorded which frappaccino drink (do they have a flip flop flavor?) Mitt ordered before he started whining about his unemployed status. If you find out, please let me know.