It's bizarre when Romney does this kind of thing. He's a multi-millionaire - his net worth is estimated at $202 million. Romney grew up in a rich political family, spend the past two decades running for political office because he's so rich he doesn't need a real job - and mind you, Romney doesn't have a job now. He's so wealthy he doesn't have to work. You don't get to be that person, and then accuse some guy whose father abandoned him, left him and his now-single mom with meager resources, of being the "1%".
This is more of Romney trying to be everything to everyone, and lying about his record along the way. I mean seriously, the man is filthy rich and he accuses Obama of being the one percent?
From Americans United for Change, via email:
Oh, now THIS is rich...
Romney, in an interview with The Washington Post, offered some of his toughest criticism to date of the politician whose sudden rise in the polls has made him, at least for now, the front-runner for the nomination. He also had tough words for President Obama and his campaign, saying he would not let them portray him as a tool of Wall Street and calling the president “a member of the 1 percent.”Right, right, uh huh. Has Mitt Romney met Mitt Romney?
Ø New York Post, December 13: ‘Mitt’s megabucks day with elite of Wall Street’Visit www.RomneyGekko.com
Ø Center for Responsive Politics, Oct. 18: ‘Wall Street Donors Flock Most to Mitt Romney’
Ø Think Progress: August 25: Romney: I’d Like To Repeal Wall Street Reform
Ø ABC News, Aug. 12: ‘Romney Worth As Much As $250 Million’
Ø Think Progress, August 11: Romney: ‘Corporations Are People, My Friend’
Ø CBS News: ‘Romney seeks $10,000 bet during GOP debate’
Ø The Hill, August 29: ‘Romney: Beachfront home is being doubled in size, not quadrupled’
Ø Gawker, June 21: ‘Romney Struggles to Find Non-$100 Bill in Wallet’
Ø Political Correction, June 2: ‘As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney Profited While Thousands Of Workers Were Laid Off And Five Of His Companies Went Bankrupt’
Ø Associated Press, September 17: “Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security…Romney says the stock market collapse in 2008 shouldn't scare workers away from investing in private accounts.”