Is Romney's biggest problem the fact that his programming doesn't understand empathy or feelings in general?
Seriously whenever he tries to relate to someone you almost expect to see him overheat and sparks fly out of his head.
Cochran: 1) Giving to a church is not charity
2) Mormons don't have a choice with tithes, they are forced to give 10% of their income to the church.
- GriggnaxLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
I'm reminded of that gathering he had someplace near Pittsburgh, when he insulted the freshly-made cookies.
"“I’m not sure about these cookies. Did you make those cookies?” he asked the women around him. “You didn’t, did you? No. No. They came from the local 7-Eleven bakery or wherever.”
Romney was not serious. But some of the folks at Bethel Bakery, which baked the cookies, didn’t find Romney’s remarks humorous.
“We wanted him to be welcomed with the best in the burg, and he had no idea, this guy has no idea how beloved this institution is that provided these cookies,” Bethel Bakery owner John Walsh said in an interview with ABC affiliate WTAE-TV out of Pittsburgh.
“It seemed like maybe he should have tasted them first before making the assumption,” Julie Lytle, who handles marketing for Bethel Bakery, said."
Romney may not have been serious, but nobody knew it. He didn't smile or gesture that he was kidding. He didn't say "Just kidding" and then try one. He didn't take some "for the road". He didn't touch the cookies all day. (Or the homemade lemonade).
The point being, if the guy shows no physical or verbal clues that he was kidding around, he probably has an equally hard time showing empathy, or a more "serious" emotion like that.
He may still *feel* them, but he's clueless how to show it.
And @others: Giving money doesn't equal feeling empathy.
- CochranLv 68 years ago
Are you basing your question on feelings because it isn't based on facts. He gives more than Obama and Biden combined, through charities and other organizations. Being a Mormon, he tithes, 10% of his income every year. I know that's an foreign concept for a liberal, they like talk the talk but fail to walk the walk.
- 8 years ago
Mr. Obama with his 3rd world upbringing and his administration have noted numerous ties to radicalism and socialists throughout Mr. Obama's history, from his first political campaign being launched from the living room of two former Weather Underground members, to appointing as green jobs czar Van Jones, a self-described communist…yet you question Romney’s ability to “relate” to common Americans?
The Romneys by all accounts are a close family with strong values. Romney has proven success in the PRIVATE sector business world...the same world where MOST Americans find their sources for employment. He also did fine as a moderate GOP governor in one of the most liberal states in the Union. He has a long record of charitable donations, including his inheritance that you libs like to claim he was born with a silver spoon.
- cjrossiLv 68 years ago
He is robot like... but his he's overcome one huge problem - appearing rightist enough to win his own party's nomination.
Now his next biggest problem is that the economy is on the rebound, the middle east situation appears to be in much better shape than it was in '08, and unfair or not, Obama's going to get alot of credit for that. What angle can Romey really attack from and score hits with the unpredetermined voters?
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- RJCLv 78 years ago
He gave 100 times more to charity than obama and biden combined.
- 8 years ago
I have never even heard of Romney giving free monies. Obama has promised free monies. We need free obama monies.
- Anonymous8 years ago
This is an odd time to be asking this question, in the wake of the revelations about obama's girlfriend, specifically his reply to her saying to him, "I love you." Poor timing fella.
- Mr. WolfLv 78 years ago
He can learn talking points but he can learn how to be a real person.
- Anonymous8 years ago
That's gonna be his downfall, Obama will win this. I'm not even voting but Obama has got this.