Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Romney’s “not concerned about the very poor” comment taken out of context

Mitt Romney’s comment on this mornings CNN that “I’m not concerned about the very poor…,” needs to be taken in the context of his whole sentence. Many would rather snip out these few words of his interview with Soledad O’Brien and paint it as a terrible gaffe. But the gotcha ploy is unlikely to work since the interview was recorded.

What he said was, “I’m not concerned about the very poor, there’s a safety net there, and if it needs repair I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the heart of America, the 95 per cent of Americans who are right now struggling.”

Here’s the video, judge for yourself.

Except video, © 2012 Russell G. Campbell


  1. sure okay for him to have things taken out of context but when Newt Gingirch says things out of context. it is taken and used in a advertiesment clipping bye Mitt romeny. like the colinization of the moon thing people laugh at that.

    1. How was "colinization of the moon thing" taken out of context?

  2. Good catch Russ.