SUMTER, S.C. — Amid shaking hands and signing campaign posters, Mitt Romney did something he has never done before on the ropeline: He took out his wallet and handed a wad of cash to a woman waiting to shake his hand. The woman, 55-year-old Ruth Williams, says she has been following the Romney campaign since he arrived in the state on Jan. 11, when she said she received a message from God to track him down. “I was on the highway praying and said, ‘God just show me how to get [my] lights on,’ and I pulled up to a stop sign and his bus was there,” said Williams, who has been unemployed since last October. “And then God said, ‘Follow the bus,’ and I followed the bus to the airport.” ABC
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Romney Doles Out Cash to Woman on Campaign Stop
There is something about this that is sickening. How arrogant of Romney, thinking he can make things better (and buy a vote) by doling out cash. One day we may all be on the dole of the rich guy, dependent on rich people's charity, if we don't have a more just economic system, if there aren't better safety nets for people who need a hand up now and again. The fact is rich people aren't as charitable as people with average incomes and Americans aren't looking for a handout. This woman is apparently voting for Romney because she "listened to the lord" or got a nice wad of cash.
Posted by Olga at 11:18 AM