Is Mitt Romney Out of Touch with the Average American?

16 Aug

Mitt Romney has often been criticized for being out of touch with the average American. Lately though, he has been making an effort to dispel such criticisms by demonstrating his familiarity with and fondness of popular American culture.

It hasn’t been working out too well.

At a press conference last week, Romney remarked that he recently watched The Dark Knight Rises, “In the cinema wing of my estate…” and, “Especially liked the buildings; the buildings were nice. They were quite tall and during the night you could see their lights – because it was dark at night and the lights were bright.”

During the conference, a journalist asked Romney if he liked anything else about The Dark Knight Rises; Romney responded oddly by saying, “I think the President is in for a surprise this November, not a rise. The American people are tired of his tax and spend policies.” When the journalist told Romney that The Dark Knight Rises was, in fact, the Batman movie Romney had just been speaking about and not President Obama, Romney seemed shaken. He tried to salvage the situation by declaring that he had actually been, “Dedicating serious thought to becoming a Batman.” At this fumble, the press scrum laughed. Again confused, Romney was quickly attended to by an aid. Some journalists closer to the Republican nominee at the front of the scrum reported the aid saying to Romney, “They assumed you were poking fun at your own wealth by alluding to Batman’s secret identity, the billionaire Bruce Wayne; the humans call this humor.”

In a last ditch effort to recover from his self-induced awkwardness, Mitt Romney looked straight at the press corps and stated with conviction that he, “Will make a concerted effort to schedule more off-the-cuff remarks because Americans like off-the-cuff remarks. That is what they like. I have watched them and they like that. I will continue to observe the American people.”


4 Responses to “Is Mitt Romney Out of Touch with the Average American?”

  1. Chris Holloway (@Federallyours) August 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    where is the audio of this supposed incident? Unsupported claims of what any candidate supposedly said are no longer valid

    • counterfeitcolumnist August 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      The reporters who claimed to have recorded that particular exchange between Romney and his aid cannot be reached by either their employers, colleagues or families. Officials now consider them missing persons. When more information is available, I will let you know.

  2. katieugonzalez2v September 18, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    Reblogged this on Katie Gonzalez Summary.

  3. Joel Fuller September 24, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    He’s been out of touch, since he started running for Senator back in the 90s. No matter what Romney does we will know he is only looking after himself, his wealthy friends and the 53% of Americans

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