This afternoon in a White House briefing, President Obama was asked what he thought of the contention of some Republicans that he’s out of touch with average Americans.
He had a good answer (paraphrase):
I went to law school and college with the help of scholarships. So did my wife. We were still paying off student loans 9 years after we graduated.
I bought my first car for about $900. It had a big hole in the floor that allowed you to see the road, so I knew my wife wasn’t marrying me for my money. We had credit-card debt we hadn’t paid off. We had to start college fund.
Our personal finances–meaning not having to worry about paying bills at the end of the month or gas prices–weren’t stable until fairly recently. I have a middle class upbringing and experience. In contrast to my Republican challenger…
How’s that for a diplomatic answer?
It’s a very diplomatic answer!
If the election boils down to who’s more in touch with average Americans, Obama will win in a landslide.
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