WATCH: The 10 Best ‘Rich Mitt’ Moments

via Business Insider: 

This week, Mitt Romney finds himself again being criticized for being out of touch with average Americans. Mitt Romney Convention Speech

In a video of a Romney fundraiser released yesterday by Mother Jones, Romney is heard saying that 47% of Americans don’t pay income tax, are too dependent on the government and he can never convince them to take responsibility for themselves.

The Romney campaign says the comments were poorly phrased, but not much different from his usual stump speech.

Nonetheless, the candidate finds himself once again trying to fend off the critique that he’s an out of touch rich guy – an image he has certainly contributed to with some blunders on the campaign trail. From betting Rick Perry $10,000 to saying middle class Americans earn between $200,000 – $250,000 a year, Romney has frequently left both supporters and critics scratching their heads.

 

Romney says he doesn’t follow NASCAR very closely, but has some good friends who are team owners.

 

In a remark that was supposed to make the point that the current administration should be fired, Romney makes a poor choice of words and awkwardly states that he likes firing people.

 

Trying to make the point that he wants to fight for the middle class, Romney states that he’s “not concerned about poor people,” in an appearance on CNN.

 

In an appearance on the Today Show, Romney says that attacks on Wall Street are motivated by envy.

 

Trying to convey sympathy for struggling Americans, Romney talks about knowing what it’s like to “sign the front of a paycheck, not just the back.”

 

Romney awkwardly jokes about being unemployed.

 

Romney defends himself about “illegals” working on his property.

 

Romney bets Rick Perry $10,000 during and Republican primary debate.

 

Romney argues that corporations are people.

 

Romney says middle income in America is $200,00 – $250,000 a year and less.

 

BONUS: Romney says he doesn’t care about the 47% of Americans who don’t pay income tax.

 

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