I'm sure many have heard about the latest trouble for Mitt Romney's campaign for the GOP nomination. For those that haven't, the gist of it is that during a campaign appearance, Romney made a comment that sounded an awful lot like him saying that he doesn't care about the very poor.
Mitt Romney: 'I'm Not Concerned About The Very Poor'
Apparently commentators from both the left and the right are piling on about this whole thing (apparently even Rush Limbaugh even went off on the whole thing yesterday). But here's my thing-it seems to me that, while it certainly was phrased badly, if you listen to the whole clip, it seems like he's basically trying to say he'll fix any issues with the social safety nets so that the very poor won't be hosed. Like I said, part of me feels like it's being pulled out of context a bit, but honestly, I don't hold out any ideas that Romney feels great compassion toward the poor.
So I'm curious what everyone else's take on it is. Is the media writing a story to match a pre-written stereotype? Did Romney's comments really reveal his lack of interest or concern for the very poor? Or, was this just a moment where he chose his words really badly?