Romney under fire for comments on 'very poor'
Candidate making himself a media target?
- Duration 6:32
- Date Feb 2, 2012
Candidate making himself a media target?
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-- really started that yesterday midday presidential candidate met Ronnie is facing a barrage of criticism from both sides really for different reasons this morning.
After comments that he quote wasn't very concerned.
About the force on -- seven -- that a factor in here his.
Coming out -- just not he said those words.
We're taken out of context furious commenting AS dropped out of my.
But conservative commentators say that Romney is making himself a target that is a criticism of some of that that he is letting these kind of things look too easily.
And making it too easy for his critics say that he misses the -- others are when it comes to expressing real conservative.
Ideas in this topless in a -- that.
And it's not just that it.
Strengthens the stereotype.
Romney as the patrician whose only aware of the poorest people who clean history to wash his car.
The real problem here is that it shows he doesn't have a -- and see -- conservative ideas.
The moral case for conservative economics is that our policies -- and help everybody including -- -- this if.
Is one of the biggest cultural problems we've got it.
The safety net is contributing to the destruction of their humanity and their futures.
Nobody knows what he's trying to say but he didn't say it.
And he's he makes himself a target with the stuff he comes across as the proto typical rich Republican.
Mean varies -- very interesting stuff from Charles Krauthammer there and from -- by as well.
Alan Holmes joins me now goes to the -- -- radio Shelley Tucker Carlson.
Is -- editor at the daily caller at a Fox News contributor is fascinating to me added to admit I was getting hammered by both sides for totally different reasons.
Tucker let's take on a you know that the comments by Krauthammer and -- Rush Limbaugh Erick Erickson is waiting Jonah Goldberg has weighed in.
-- basically saying that that what this shows -- -- is that he can't make it true conservative argument is that true don't.
Well look we know what the attack on Romney is gonna consist -- he's going to be.
Painted as the heartless rich guy by the Obama campaign so as it as a matter of tactics or strategy even.
You probably ought not to play into that I think Romney could defend this on the merits it is true that the very important look more disposable income and free time.
Then the working port do -- and so maybe it's time to focus on the working port that's that that's a real case.
The frustration I think for conservatives is he's having trouble making it and explaining.
The basic precepts of conservatism they want to hear that that's what they like note in in a lot of cases even though of course new does not a consistent conservative.
But he can explain the ideas behind conservatism frequently whereas Romney can't.
Gay and NASDAQ criticism is -- what technique and that it that there's a feeling that he's not certain nimble and many can't talk cop -- cop.
Andy finds himself -- going into -- is -- difficult waters.
At times when he does Allen -- he says this comment was taken out of context and that that it does not mean.
That he is not sensitive to the knee is in the very 41 other anti.
Trying to fix the -- about the fact trying to make -- so we don't have the pour -- about Tucker decides it's Obama's fault Obama's gonna in and it's a patrician.
He's painting him as a patrician and you put this in contact the context it.
You're ready said corporations -- people -- -- alike firing people I know there are other words around those sentences.
Which you don't say that stuff analysts you have a tin -- politically.
If you got to realize of that stuff is going to be used by your opponents but it also signals that this is how Mitt Romney truly feels Charles Krauthammer I think had it right.
Also I think he does regard these people -- people who watch his -- maybe -- golf clubs but they're not the people who really cares about and that's a message he gave yesterday I can but but wait what.
-- it and it at some point reality matters and by the way who cares how he feels.
Here's the bottom line -- this is what he should articulated.
The bottom line truth is the -- have become much poorer.
Over the past three and a half years under the Obama administration that's the response it's really simple if you care about the -- look at the results what we are doing is not working the Steward of this economy is -- -- -- he has failed.
To help the -- Leo yeah that's one thing because -- what went higher this comment from him yesterday.
I think -- said that before it isn't the first time that he said that's so why's everybody jumping all around now sport.
In October but 2011 at a debate he said you know we're not worried about rich people they're doing just fine the very -- have a safety net.
They're taking care but the people in the middle hardworking Americans are the people who need a break and that's why I've focused my tax cut right there.
Is what he says so when he originally made this comment.
He was talking about his tax cut plan and where he thought the greatest need went for tax relief.
And you talk about middle class workers should he not be pointing that out that it was in reference to the tax plan I think what -- story.
-- -- -- -- -- Of course he should look he.
The president the United States -- just on television ten minutes ago explaining that god favors higher taxes on the rich OK -- so you could literally it's I just watch him say that.
You could pretty easily.
Pick apart the Obama record and by the way the Obama -- statements which -- daily if you want to the press doesn't want to -- Romney has to deal with that reality that he is and how -- is really not about a virus and do what.
Not a candidate.
We -- -- debate whether Obama has -- has not help before the certainly the Richard gotten richer over the last -- if we certainly know that this is about a candidate who cannot seem to get his message across.
And he is on.
Able to realize that they with a where you words have consequences.
And he -- Not able to get across the transom.
That he is signaling what a out a -- guy he is who doesn't really cares if this cavalier attitude he has about people he -- as a lesser that could give.
Attack who cares what he thinks or how we -- you know what he's gonna have really.
Zero o'clock the feeling is -- -- left it out.
-- in no doubt that erratic campaign wants to move beyond this conversation and so perhaps the end is -- -- Not helpful -- for them -- to be sure so here -- talking about it we'll see what with they're gonna they're responsibly and haven't moved beyond that conversation in the course the day technique he.