We offer the following statement, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, from one of the attendees at one of the three fundraisers that Mitt Romney held today in the Hamptons.
A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”
We’ve long known that Romney – who has a $3 million Swiss bank account, numerous other offshore bank accounts, a $100 million IRA, and a dressage horse for which he takes a $77,000 tax write off – is out of touch with the concerns of average Americans. Apparently at least some of his donors are just as out of touch. Unfortunately, it is we “common people” who Romney is seeking to raise taxes on in order to help finance a massive tax cut for the 1%ers who attended today’s fundraisers.