Mitt Romney is going after the populist vote again. He took a hit with regular folks last time around when he was caught on camera saying 47% of Americans don’t pay taxes. That exposure made it seem as if Romney only cared about people in the top income brackets. It didn’t help him.
But the wealthy businessman comes from a consulting background and like any smart business, he’s pivoting. As Romney begins his latest presidential campaign, he starts with a complaint: “Under President Obama the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty in America than ever before.” Romney’s complaint is justified. The stock market during Obama’s tenure has doubled in value.