Attacks on Mitt Romney for his social class may be unfair. However, his critics would suggest that some of his conversations beg for those attacks to come. In the most recent iteration of this problem, Romney took to the Paul Finebaum Radio Network to discuss the Peyton Manning free agent sweepstakes. Romney is a strong Patriots fan, and made as much clear on the program. Unfortunately, he also did some awkward name dropping that will remind people of his previous NASCAR gaffe:
Here’s the relevant part of Romney’s quote:
I’ve got a lot of good friends, the owner Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets — both owners are friends of mine. But let’s keep him away from New England, so Tom Brady has a better chance of picking up a championship.
And this is what he said about NASCAR team owners, per the Huffington Post:
Asked Sunday if he follows racing Romney replied, “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners.”
Is Romney really out of touch, or does the media just like to obsess over his rich friends too much? Weigh in below.