“I get speakers fees from time to time, but not very much.”
-Mitt Romney, 1/17/12, describing the $374,327 he received in speakers fees from February 2010 to February 2011.
“It’s not a heck of a lot. I mean, you know, I don’t make a heck of a lot.”
Nobody begrudges Mitt Romney or Scott Brown having wealth. However, people do frown upon Romney & Brown talking to voters like we’re stupid, and Romney & Brown pretending to be something they’re not. If Mitt Romney really thinks that $374,327 is “not very much,” and Scott Brown really thinks that his family income of $1,350,376 over the last two years means that he doesn’t “make a heck of a lot,” how in touch can they be with the average Massachusetts household making $64,509 a year?