This is the quote making the news today, “I’m not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net,” GOP soon-to-be-nominee Mitt Romney said to CNN this morning.
No doubt this will become an ad sometime between now and November, but there was another sentence in his interview that strikes me as equally fascinating.
“You can choose where to focus. You can choose to focus on the rich; that’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor; that’s not my focus. My focus is on middle-income Americans,” Romney said.
Which brings the obvious question: Can a person running for office, focus on — that is, appeal to — more than one group?