Romney Far Removed From Average Americans

The gulf between regular Americans and politicians on both sides of the aisle seems to keep growing wider and wider.

Presidential contender and multi-millionaire Mitt Romney laughed and pandered for votes at a Tampa coffee shop as he chatted with out-of-work Floridians.

"I should tell my story," Mr. Romney said. "I'm also unemployed."

"Are you on LinkedIn?" one of the men asked.

"I'm networking. I have my sight on a particular job."

Coming on the heels of President Obama's "shovel-ready" joke earlier in the week, most 2012 voters hearing this must be wondering how seriously disconnected these candidates are from real citizens.

Someone should tell Mitt Romney there is quite a difference between a hard-working American that's been laid off and needs a job to keep their home and feed their family, and a financial goliath/former governor that decided to quit his other business ventures to run for president.

Has he really gone through his savings, 401(k) and his children's college savings accounts? Has he run out of unemployment benefits? Lost his COBRA?

Romney's "let them eat cake" moment may have been unintentional but his light-hearted sarcasm shows insensitivity to people's suffering is truly bipartisan.

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