Ann Romney on Mitt Romney’s 47 Percent Insult: “Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor”

I don’t usually attack the spouses of presidential candidates, but I found Ann Romney’s response to her husband 47 percent insult, equally insulting — “Mitt doesn’t disdain the poor.” WTF? His comment wasn’t only directed at the poor, it was directed at military veterans, the handicapped, senior citizens, students and working class families. Ann Romney said her husband was taken out of context. Um, how do you take someone out of context who clearly and lucidly states 47 percent of Obama voters dependent on the government? How common of us not to understand what her husband said during the Marc Leder-hosted closed-door event. Either that or another fake poverty story is coming from Ann Romney — like the door propped on saw horses. Damage control isn’t trotting out the Real Housewife of New Hampshire Ann Romney or where ever they live.

It should be noted that another Republican congressional candidate is distancing himself from Romney’s comments. NC Republican house candidate Mark Meadows said:

“It might come as a surprise, but Mitt Romney didn’t call me before he made those comments and ask for my advice,” said Meadows, who is running for the seat being vacated by Democrat Heath Shuler.

“I’m concerned about all 750,000 people,” Meadows said at a forum hosted by a local ABC affiliate, according to the Citizen-Times. “I am here to represent the people of this district.” Source

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), who is facing a challenge from Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, is also distancing himself from Mitt Romney’s comments. In an interview with Politico, he said,

“You got to understand, I grew up with five brothers and sisters. My father was an automechanic. My mother was a school cook. I just don’t view the world the same way he does.”

“Every vote in Nevada counts, every vote. And as a United States senator, my job is represent every one of those votes, whether they voted for me or against me.” Source

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 Ann Romney on Mitt Romneys 47 Percent Insult: Mitt Doesnt Disdain the Poor
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