One man’s gaffe is another man’s treasure.As Mitt Romney kicked himself for saying he was “not concerned about the very poor,” Newt Gingrich seized the opportunity to draw differences between himself and his loose-lipped opponent.
“I really believe that we should care about the very poor, unlike Governor Romney,” he said.
“Let me just say first of all that I like hiring people. I think hiring people is really good,” he added.
After that, it was time for the battle of the political metaphors.
Gingrich dismissed Romney’s idea that the nation’s poorest can survive due to a government safety net, calling for a “trampoline” for the poor so they can “spring up and quit being poor.”
“I’m for replacing the safety net with a trampoline,” he said.
Not so fast.
Might I propose, as a native of the suburbs, that the best and most widely mum-approved trampolines are also equipped with a safety net? It’s really a necessary precaution. Romney and Gingrich need to work together on this one.
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