You have to love how Mitt Romney is trying to recast himself as the Champion of the Middle Class, fresh off his big victory in Florida. This from a guy who made over $45 mil the last two years as an "unemployed" governor. I wonder if he tells his campaign staff to call him "Governor," as this was the only public office he has ever held, unless you count his stint as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
He was noted as a moderate in Massachusetts, supporting traditional "liberal" policies such as health care, which he now runs away from. He used additional "fees" on everything from drivers' to gun licenses to help cover additional expenses, rather than raise taxes. He even came up with a "gasoline retailer fee" of 2 cents per gallon to generate about $60 million in additional revenue. Obviously, this is a guy who knows how to count his pennies. One would suppose he would come up with similarly creative means of overcoming our massive debt burden, if he were ever elected President. Yet, time and time again he runs away from his record as governor, and presents himself as a "businessman."
Alas, the good Mormon seems to be having a hard time winning over the religious faithful in the Republican party, most of whom are "middle class." Seems Mitt's idea of middle class differs significantly from that of the mainstream.
BTW, this is his official gubernatorial portrait.