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Romney: I Don’t Have a Koch Problem

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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3:31AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

President Romney? That's an outrageous thought. Crooked as the people who support him. The only man for the people is Ron Paul.

12:24PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

Mitt does not have a KOCHroach problem. The 2 brothers have pledged $100million to scam the 2012 elections. Karl Rove succeeded in 2000 in Florida, and elected the clown George W Bush, who followed the Cheney lie to invade tow sovereign nations and conduct an illegal occupation that made him a billionaire thru Haliburton and Blackwater. Now they're back at it again, this time it is RobME Rmoney and the rabid loonie Ryan blocking the votes in close election States, jerrymandering the borders, suppressing the black and Hispanic vote, and ready to declare Victory on Fox news 40 minutes after the ballots close. Jail the crooks. .

2:50AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

I also think that banner on the plane should have read: "Romney suffers from Koch rot". It would have been a bit more appropriate. (And a lot funnier if Romney had tried claiming THAT as an asset.)

2:47AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Never before Romney has cash and crack seemed so similar. I suspect that the withdrawal of the cash would be just as nasty, if not more so, for Mitt than crack probably would be in this case. And I think that like far too many addicts (obviously not all, I've known many drug addicts in my day and I know for a fact that they are not all created equal), his withdrawal symptoms and need for further infusions would have a massively negative side-effect for those around him. The main problem here being that for Romney, should he be appointed the Presidency (anyone else remember how GW Bush REALLY got the job?), the "those around him" would be US.

4:16AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

How can you elect a guy who doesn't even admit to the obvious????

10:54PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Chuckles

9:30PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

@Robert H. [If you feel totally connected to Romney you could NEVER have been connected to Obama. They are opposites.]

If someone feels they have "connected" with Mitt Romney they should have themselves checked for STD's and other Koch rot.

9:26PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

@Robert H. [If you feel totally connected to Romney you could NEVER have been connected to Obama. They are opposites.]

If someone feels they have "connected" with Mitt Romney they should have themselves checked for STD's and other Koch rot.

9:11PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

If you feel totally connected to Romney you could NEVER have been connected to Obama. They are opposites.

9:09PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

He didn't Break all his promises. Some he was FORCED to break. He is President Not King or dictator. Congress has stymied him through most of his time in office. Yes even when idiots like you said he had a majority. He has NEVER had a veto proof congress.

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