Alan Colmes: ‘I Don’t Think Mitt Romney Cares or Thinks Much About Poor People’
First Lady Michelle Obama is campaigning in Florida today in an effort to keep middle class voters by discussing her family’s blue collar upbringing.
At a campaign event yesterday, she said, “Growing up, let me tell you what I saw - I saw how my parents saved and sacrificed, how they poured everything they had into me and my brother … Education was everything in my family. Everything. It was our ticket to the middle class. It was our pathway to the American dream."
Florida’s status as a swing state makes it a crucial win for the candidates in 2012 since 29 electoral votes are at stake.
Alan Colmes and Tucker Carlson discussed this issue on today’s America’s Newsroom.
Carlson said, “The key theme of the Obama campaign seems to be, and I think Michelle Obama’s appearance plays into this, 'Mitt Romney’s a bad guy,'" Carlson said. "If you were to boil down the Obama campaign slogan to a single phrase, it would be: ‘[Mitt Romney] doesn’t like you.’ …It’s all personal, and I have to say I think it’s a real shallow platform on which to run a campaign for president.”
Colmes interrupted, saying that he believes Romney's actual issue with the average American runs much deeper.
“I think it’s actually worse than ‘I don’t like you,’" he said. "It’s, ‘I don’t care about you;’ ‘I don’t even think about you;’ ‘I don’t consider you, and I certainly don’t feel your pain.’ That’s only part of the campaign.”
He added, “I don’t think [Mitt Romney] cares or thinks much about poor people … It’s a series of things that shows me he doesn’t feel 'your' pain.”
Carlson asserted, “Look, Romney’s rich. The Obamas are rich, for whatever that’s worth. All of it's irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. If this is a contest that’s decided on who’s more charming, who has a more interesting life, Romney probably loses, but that’s not what the campaign’s about.”