Romney: I Don’t Have a Koch Problem
Mitt Romney’s close ties to the super-rich have been making it difficult for him to connect with average voters. Mitt doesn’t see it as a problem, though; for Romney, rich people are an “asset.”
Romney declared as much at $50,000-per-plate fundraiser in the Hamptons.
An airplane followed Romney on Sunday, towing a banner that read, “Mitt Romney has a Koch problem.” The banner referred to billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, both of whom have spent tens of millions of dollars supporting Romney.”
“I understand there is a plane out there saying ‘Mitt Romney has ‘a Koch problem,’” Romney told guests at the fundraiser. “I don’t look at it as a problem; I look at it as an asset.”
To be fair, the unlimited spending by the Koch brothers — and their fellow multi-billionaires — has been a boon to Romney. He’s benefited from their willingness to bankroll negative ads against his primary challengers, and lately, against President Barack Obama.
Of course, that’s not what the plane’s message meant. Mitt has been using unlimited money from the Kochs, and that money has taken him high. But Romney’s grown dependent on the money. It makes you wonder just what he’ll be willing to do to get his hands on it.
Mitt may think he can quit the stuff once he gets elected. I don’t think the Koch brothers see it the same way.
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