hello Obama? Julia calling
It is utterly hysterical the Sky is Falling for Mitt Romney media and Obama spin over his 47% remarks. Yeah, this from the campaign that brought you Julia. Remember her? I thought the little Julia cartoon thing was a joke (because I didn’t think any PR person could be so clueless as to come up with that incredibly amateurish and so pointedly paternalistic and condescending little non-hip slide show) until I saw it on the actual Obama campaign page. Julia did not go over well with the average non-Obama-adulating person. Like, really didn’t. Even pretty hardcore Dems were put off by Julia.
Mitt Romney’s so-called gaffe happens to reflect the opinion (if polls are remotely in the ballpark) of more than 50% of Americans. For the past year, pretty solidly, a majority of Americans have opined that government is too involved, they’d rather the government butt out of their lives rather than “help” more, they want greater independence rather than dependence on government and…essentially are in line with Romney’s (granted rather inelegant) statement. This is nowhere near in the ballpark of “You didn’t build that” — and even that little gem-o-rama out of Obama hasn’t hurt him that much.
Indeed, the majority agree with Romney on this. He should take it and run with it and I’m sure he will: 47% are not paying taxes — if we get the economy going they’ll be able to have jobs to live better AND pay taxes. I say this is point advantage to Romney and it brings the focus back to the economy and jobs.