Does Romney not care about the poor? An interview on CNN will have some saying that’s the case - but is it a fair charge?
Watch the clip below:
And, by the way, I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor; we have a safety net there. 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 very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.
“That's why he gives 15% of his income to the very poor,” Glenn said of Romney’s charitable giving.
“Let's try to figure this out on why this is a problem. He said I'm not concerned about the very poor or the very rich. The very rich are taking care of themselves. The very poor are being taken care by our safety net. If there is a hole in that safety net I will repair it. I have to concentrate on the middle income. Why? Because the middle income is the engine as he describes it the engine, and the very heart of America. If you lose the middle income, if you lose the middle of this country, then the very poor starve to death because there is no safety net. They starve to death. The rich will take care of themselves. The poor, we will always take care of them. We always have taken care of them. Safety net. Why is this a problem?” Glenn asked.
Stu and Pat argued that this sound bite is a gift to Democrats, but Glenn insisted that it’s ridiculous to think we can’t have an adult conversation in this country where anything can be taken out of context and used to attack.