Mitt Romney: I’m Also Unemployed
Mitt Romney told a group of unemployed Florida voters that he was unemployed, too! It's being touted as a gaffe on Twitter but appears to be a joke.
Mitt Romney told a group of unemployed Florida voters that he was unemployed, too! It’s being touted as a gaffe on Twitter but appears to be a joke.
Jeff Zeleny, NYT Caucus blog (“Romney: ‘I’m Also Unemployed’“):
Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop here on Thursday, listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work. When they finished, he weighed in with a predicament of his own.
“I should tell my story,” Mr. Romney said. “I’m also unemployed.”
He chuckled. The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.
“Are you on LinkedIn?” one of the men asked.
“I’m networking,” Mr. Romney replied. “I have my sight on a particular job.”
Still, Politico‘s Alexander Burns may be right that this “is probably not a line to keep using,” noting, “Romney is, of course, worth several hundred million dollars and unemployed by choice.” Highlighting one’s personal wealth might not be the route to success in these times.
UPDATE: I see Steven Taylor is also on this one and shares Burns’ take.