The Occupy Wall Street protests are taking the media by storm, but they’ve been largely absent from the presidential campaign trail.
With the protest’s anti-banker, anti-TARP tenor, there is at least some common ground between the protestors and the GOP candidates.
So far three of them have weighed in on the protests, and we’ve reached out to the rest for comment:
Mitt Romney, defender of the bankers: “I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare.” (via National Journal)
Herman Cain, it’s Obama’s fault: I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! […] It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed. (via The Wall Street Journal)
Ron Paul, it’s always about the Fed: “If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed—I would say, good!” (via Reason)
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