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You -- it happens every four years right to presidential candidates.
The somehow photograph to some -- word or embarrassing way.
This year's seems to be this picture -- looking at right now Mitt Romney on a jet -- now some people.
Are saying the vacation pictures of him makes him look like he's out of touch with Americans.
Who are out of work.
I don't buy that joining me now.
And -- anger from the Wall Street Journal.
And -- it feels like you're -- a somewhat.
That is what this argument or you're saying at least -- that's credence to the idea that perhaps Mitt Romney's out of touch and maybe might even have to shake up his campaign.
Because of this photograph.
Well bear in mind Charles -- the president is running ads in swing states attacking Romney for our being capital and apparently through most polling suggests that he's getting traction with these attacks on Romney for that reason now.
I thought that that photograph of him on the jet -- was the wrong picture at the wrong moment.
Consider what you've just told your viewers about what's going on to date in the economy the American economy is sinking all right.
And people are unemployed and have a photograph of a presidential candidate flying around laughing on a jet -- is the wrong photo there was one other photo that ran that day which was a very sober -- vote photograph of Mitt Romney.
Grandfather on the beach with his wife his grandchildren playing in front of them look like a very solid middle class America -- that one got killed by the jet -- -- Everybody here's the thing -- okay before this morning I looked up looked it up -- Long Island you can rent one of these jet skis -- happen are presented by boxing good out of Miami.
And jet ski rental.
You get what he's jet -- from 99 dollars and hour and includes taxing gas.
I think this if you're talking middle class a lot of middle class people can identify with a jet -- outlets and fifty years ago -- -- -- gonna wanna cruise was only for the upper crust now a lot of people do it I mean do we have to put.
Have the line so finally this is -- the wind surfing photograph that we saw before you know -- elections.
Why not coming to windsurfing photograph was John Kerry on windsurfing board the cost a lot less than a jet ski and he was doing that often and talked and it reinforced the idea that John Kerry was wealthy democratic -- -- I think.
In the presidential election you've got to be very careful about driving perceptions in the wrong direction like this and I'm afraid Romney did that with this photo.
Disagree on this -- it's change and I agree that there's a perception issue that's important politics but you know what.
I was sick and -- and the approach.
There was a time in your writing using -- rent rent a jets Yahoo! clearly in Texas or on the Jersey Shore for little or nothing they give you deals.
But we're playing in NV where the middle class -- look at say you know what I wanna -- -- and by the way you know what I love about the jet -- -- picture.
They say conservatives are evil where against women he's let his wife drives so get over it on the left for our board's shoes I have a big pig derived by Obama would do it -- -- -- actually know and we'll be vs.
Dead -- did you make at this point a sense that.
That that's exactly we do is send a bad that it -- work in other words it's in -- that we had a semi have come from but you're saying the still resonates NB resonates it's working.
Well -- call that.
Barack Obama has been criticized for all the golf he has played when we have 8% unemployment he does not allow any photographs of him playing golf.
Bush by contrast.
-- -- everybody -- -- better than his bowling but president George W.
Bush by contrast when he was president made a conscious effort not to be seen out having fun when the economy is in such bad shape and -- per -- Mitt Romney is running on the core idea that Morocco bombings been presiding over -- dreadful economy and I just thought that was in conflict with what he's trying to -- when you.
The smarter than that and that's the bottom line Americans a lot Smart overall awareness of what we we all hope so but when you said values he also -- -- that you're getting a lot of push back from readers on this -- -- Yeah I think Romney's support its interest thing Charles Romney supporters were upset about what I said just as Romney supporters seem to be upset about what happened at the NAACP.
It could be that Mitt Romney is beginning to gain traction out there with the -- are part of the electorate in a way that he had not previously so it's the work on for an interest in period right now.
Thanks a lot -- for.
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