The Mittology of Mittens
March 13, 2012By Sarah Wood
In yet another seemingly faux pas moment for the former governor and presidential candidate, Mitt Romney tells a crowd of supporters in Alabama that he can relate to the plight of black individuals because his ancestors were slave owners in the 1800′s.
Mitt Romney was addressing a crowd in Prattville, Alabama this past Monday when he stated:
I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them.
The Romney campaign has yet to release its version of the speech made in Prattville.
(I guess Romney also understands pimps and hookers, since his ancestors had multiple wives, too.)