When asked how closely he follows NASCAR racing, Romney answered, “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some great friends that are, uh, NASCAR team owners.”
Quips Colbert, “If [Romney] wants to win, he should do more of this ‘regular guy’ stuff that he obviously loves.”
As for Rick Santorum, says Colbert, this GOP presidential candidate is “preparing for his real opponent, President Obama.“
Santorum, in a speech at an Americans for Prosperity Tea Party event in Troy, Michigan, attacked the President over higher education, saying, “President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob!”
Santorum added that Americans are “good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day, and put their skills to tasks that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor who’s trying to indoctrinate them…”
Quips Colbert, “Rick Santorum understands the real American dream: that if you work hard enough, your children can have fewer opportunities than you did.”
While apparently feeling brave enough to attack President Obama in a typically Obama-bashing setting, outside of that setting, Santorum “backtracked” on that particular critical statement.
As reported by CNN, Santorum called his accusation that Obama was a snob, “a little over the top.”
What’s your take on these failed attempts of wealthy politicians to connect with the average low-to-middle-income American?