And neither is Michael Moore… 😉
It is very telling in how prominent political figures of all persuasions are shying away from being labeled as wealthy even as they push policies geared to support the rich. If nothing else, OWS has at leased made us all take note of the ever increasing income inequality in America.
As OWS shifts towards the Republican primary, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have to work hard to avoid the bad optics and press that encounters with the Occupy movement tend to create.
After a Occupy protest of Mitt Romney’s recent campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, his high profile supports have rushed to mitigate the damage.
When asked point black if Mitt was part of the 1%, Republican Senator John Thune denied and then sidestepped with the grace of a dodo as he fumbled around some talking points.
KEYES: Do you think there is any merit, they’re charging that he’s of the corporate 1 percent?
THUNE: No. I think that this is somebody, if I’m somebody in this country who is worried about my job or is looking for a job, I want somebody out there who knows how to create jobs. […] Obviously tonight these are people who are going to protest, that’s fine. That’s a democracy, we welcome that. I thought he handled it well.
KEYES: The charges are off-base though?
THUNE: They are. I think it’s all what you’d expect from a campaign like this. The other side’s got their people out there. I’m very happy with where his campaign is, with how he’s addressing the issues, and what I think he can do to get people back to work.
At least the Republican field knows that the Occupy movement can cause an image problem and worse, people are paying attention.
(Source: Think Progress)