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Mitt Romney Very Poor

The Journey to Very Poor

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

"Very poor" are dirty words in this nation, and I have come to grips with the shame I once carried about being impoverished. I have also learned that very poor has much more to do with the spirit of a person than it does with the balance in his bank account.

Many Are Like Romney -- 'Not Concerned' About Very Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We need targeted intervention by our federal government to provide jobs for our people -- an FDR-like program that hires our youth, our returning soldiers, our chronically unemployed.

Romney's "Very Poor" Choice of Words

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While most of the attention so far has been focused on the "out of touch" nature of Mitt's "very poor" choice of words, the real damage to Mitt as a Republican candidate stems from how he attempted to explain what he really meant.

Both Sides Now: Speaker Moonbeam vs. Gov. Gekko, Con'td.

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgRon Reagan and Gingrich-advisor Kellyanne Conway debate Florida's impact and -- does Newt relent for a Buchanan-like convention slot?

WATCH: Maddow's Brutal Take On Romney's Mistakes

Posted 04.05.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow opened her Friday show by roundly lampooning Mitt Romney's attempt to back away from his statement that he is "not concerned about the v...

Friday Talking Points -- Poor Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney, frontrunner for the Republican nomination, announced he wasn't too worried about poor people. Maybe it would be fun to see Romney debate Joe Biden, just because nobody would know what to expect from either of them.

Caring About the Poor

Mark Moore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Mark Moore

"I'm not concerned about the very poor," is sure to dog Romney throughout the campaign. But as he continues to explain what he meant, I hope he takes the opportunity to think about the "very poor." And I hope he is concerned. We all should be.

Why We All Need a Vacation From GOP Debates

Scott Blakeman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

First, for the candidates themselves: Don't say anything between now and the next debate. When was the last time a candidate said something outside of a debate that actually made him look good?

The Very Poor, the Middle Class and the Real Economic Challenge of 2012

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

I don't think Mitt Romney was saying he doesn't actually care about the "very poor." In fact, I believe he does care -- as do most reasonable people. But he clearly doesn't understand what "very poor" means, or how it relates to the middle class today.

Romney Is Right About the Very Poor

Chris Ladd | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The Democrats are welcome to make this election about the very poor if they want. There's no greater program of aid they could offer to America's needy Republicans.

Democrats Quick To Pounce On Romney's Regrettable Remark

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

It took the DNC less than a day to turn Mitt Romney's comment that he's "not concerned about the very poor" into an attack ad. "I'm in this race b...

Limbaugh’s Devastating Take On Romney Gaffe

Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

Rush Limbaugh threw up his hands on his Wednesday show, laying into Mitt Romney for his comments that he is “not concerned about the very poor” be...

Romney: ''I'm Not Concerned About The Very Poor'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that he's "not concerned about the very poor," citing the social safety net in place for that ...