Ever since this interminably long campaign began, commentators like myself have asked, "Who Is Mitt Romney?" I was even included in a viral video compilation of pundits asking that very question.
It took a secret recording of a speech to millionaire donors, but we now know who is the real Mitt Romney.
And he doesn't give a damn about at least 47 percent of Americans.
Instead of disavowing his harsh words, Romney simply said they were "inelegantly stated", but that he stands behind them. Actually what he said was stated elegantly, and with a comfort level Romney rarely displays to non-millionaire crowds. But the content of what he said was despicably cruel, out of touch and factually wrong on every level.
Romney railed against Obama supporters "who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement."
A few weeks ago, I started telling a joke onstage asking if the audience enjoyed their food, or as Romney would call it "an entitlement". As the video shows, Romney actually believes that. And he openly, happily and comfortably mocked those who count on the government for the basic necessities of life. Food, health care and shelter.
Those independent voters and previous Obama supporters who have voiced a willingness to consider voting for Romney, based on the delusion that he is really a moderate, caring Republican, should watch the video and listen to his words carefully. There is nothing moderate or compassionate or remotely sensible about what the real Mitt Romney, in an unscripted, unguarded moment, said about the American people.
So the real Mitt Romney is finally standing up.
And he is looking down on us.