Mitt Romney Tastes His Handsome Foot

1201273953The one person who’s enjoying the endless chatter about a possible recession might be Mitt Romney. We’re pretty sure the Romney’s $1,200 refund check will go right into his campaign coffers, but nothing plays to his strengths like reforming an organization’s troubled finances. It seems like only a quick economic turnaround or a cataclysmic world event could stop his rise. Right?

Well, no. Our former governor continued to get in his own way at last night’s debate in Florida.

CNN helpfully provides the quote without context to get readers nice and indignant.

“Well, I’m not concerned about the voters,” Mitt Romney said during Thursday’s presidential debate.

But even with context, it was still a boneheaded thing to say. Romney was responding to a question from Tim Russert, who asked why he wasn’t releasing the amount of his own money he’s spent on his campaign.

“But why not tell the voters of Florida and across the country how much of your own wealth you’re spending, so they can make a judgment and factor that into their own decision?” Russert responded.

“Well, I’m not concerned about the voters,” Romney replied. “I’m much more concerned about the other guys on this stage. And we have some competitive information that we make sure that we use for our own benefit.”

No, Mitt. Here is what you should have said: “I don’t think the voters care about my bank account. I think they care about the issues this country is facing. [Continue pandering here.]”

This is why people think you should be seen and not heard. Maybe at the next debate you should just sit there and look pretty instead of trying to speak off the cuff. Feign laryngitis. Whatever it takes.