Mitt Romney doesn’t believe in free stuff. At a campaign event in New Hampshire in December, Romney said:
I know there are some people who run for president that will say, ‘Hey, I’m going to give you more. I’ll find a way to give you some more. I’ll change the rules and give you more money. I’m not that guy. If there’s a competition for who will give you the most free stuff, go vote for that guy.
Being the incredibly resolute and unfaltering Mitt Romney that we all know and love, at a campaign stop in South Carolina yesterday, a struggling supporter submitted to Romney that her son had suffered a brain aneurysm and they were in financial distress. In response, Romney reached into his pocket and handed her a wad of bills.
At face value, this seems like a nice enough gesture. But, explore this a bit further, shall we? I mean, clearly, handing the lady fifty dollars isn’t going to do anything to solve her son’s medical ailment or to begin to cover the bills. A little demeaning to just throw money at an issue rather than listen to a future constituent’s legitimate issues (particularly when it has to do with healthcare, something you are hellbent on destroying), isn’t it? Seems like faux-compassion to me.
Don’t be surprised if Romney changes his mind about giving the supporter that money and asks for it back tomorrow.
Maybe soon we can start calling him Mittens Romney because he’s just so warm and fuzzy.