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In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Let's Have Some Suds

What the heck happened to the "beer" question in the GOP race for
the White House? The remaining crop of candidates have answered
everything under the sun, but so far nobody has asked the voters, "With
whom would you love to have a beer?"
It most certainly would not be Mitt Romney his critics contend.
Despite his central-casting Presidential good looks and his finely
coiffed head of hair, he hardly seems warm and fuzzy and based on his
most recent flub on the campaign trail, you could not describe him as
"one of us."
During a town hall meeting somebody asked the former Michigan
resident how he would resolve the worries of the middle-class stuck in
the vortex of a lousy economy.
"Yeah," he began his fateful response, "I'm worried about my
investments, too."
His what?
The woman who asked the question retorted she had no "investments"
to fret about.
It was like when former President Herbert Walker Bush was
surprised to find a new-fangled scanning system in a grocery store.
He'd been so out of touch, he didn't know they existed.
This Romney miscue is hardly fatal but it does feed into the story
line that this "rich" guy has not shared in the common man and woman's
challenges to keep bread on the table. And if voters are looking for
somebody in the White House they can relate to, the millionaire Mr.
Romney won't be at the top of the list.
Hence, he'd be the least likely guy to chug a beer with
you...maybe a Manhattan, but certainly not a Strohs. (Yeah, they don't
brew that anymore.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

January 8, 2012 at 9:56 AM 
Blogger Brian M. Koss said...

As a conservative Republican who does not always agree with your posts, I must say you are 100% right on this one. Romney is completely out of touch with average Americans and does not have the type of personality to connect with their concerns. It's unfortunate that the GOP seems to want to wrap up the nomination for him.

January 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM 

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