The following article would be funny if it weren’t so sad:
“Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business,” Romney told college students in Ohio. The statement is in context of a story where a friend of his borrowed $20,000 from his parents.
I don’t even have any friends with parents who can just lend $20,000 like it’s small change. My friends who are college professors with college age kids would be in stitches if somebody told them to loan this kind of money – that they obviously don’t have – to their children. Where are they supposed to get it from? Take out a second mortgage?
I can just imagine this scene:
“Mom, Dad, I need $20,000.”
“It’s in my wallet, the one in the brown handbag.”
“Oh, thanks. I’ll give it back when I can.”
“Don’t worry about it, it’s nothing.”
I wonder what percentage of people who listened to this speech find Romney’s advice to be useful and say to themselves, “Shoot, I forgot completely that there is all that money my parents have lying around for me to borrow!”
I understand that a presidential candidate has to be out of touch. It’s among his job qualifications. But shouldn’t he also be just a little bit better at concealing just how out of touch he is?