But there are some people who would like to hear that someone is out there addressing their economic concerns.
Steven Stapleton of Akron, Ohio, who was jobless for more than year, thinks Romney has a tin ear when it comes to the needs of working-class Americans. “He’s not about me,” Stapleton said. “He doesn’t identify with me or anybody who’s trying to make it out here. I don’t care what he says.”But though Mr. Stapleton targets Romney, the matter is not really of Romney alone:
“Are they going to waste time and money talking about what the other guy didn’t do until Election Day?” he said. “Saying Obamacare doesn’t work? That’s not a plan. What are you going to do for the next four years?”We can only "hope" that Obama lays out more detail, but how much is actually realistic as he seems to be in the realm of fantasy?
It's all in the balance for the two parties until after the election when they debate whether the poor and middle class merely get screwed or soilent-greened.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]