Jim Hightower writes:
Recently, I was astonished by a letter to the New York Times that expressed the writer’s astonishment that Mitt Romney is perceived as “out of touch and indifferent,” insisting that, “a person of Mr. Romney’s caliber [is] a rare visitor to the world of politics.” Rare, indeed – Romney keeps demonstrating that he’s a rare visitor to reality. Take the infamous video in which he cluelessly derided the “forty-seven percent of Americans [who] pay no income tax,” apparently unaware that nearly all of them have incomes too low to be taxed. But that was not the presidential contender’s only comment in the video that seemed to come from some cold, warped, far-away universe. He also babbled on insensibly about how impoverished Third World people love working in sweatshops.