Romney’s Chavismo

Greg Weeks explains.

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  1. mattb says:

    Doug already covered this, and I mentioned this over there, but it’s worth mentioning that Obama has done similar things. The WaPost’s Eli Saslow had reported that the president has said that he’s sent an occasional check to people who have written him letters.

    Quoth Obama:

    “It’s not something I should advertise, but it has happened… Some of these letters you read and you say, ‘Gosh, I really want to help this person, and I may not have the tools to help them right now.’

    And then you start thinking about the fact that for every one person that wrote describing their story, there might be another hundred thousand going through the same thing. So there are times when I’m reading the letters and I feel pained that I can’t do more, faster, to make a difference in their lives.”