Maddow: Is Romney a "Gilligan's Island" character?

The MSNBC host compares the GOP candidate to another multimillionaire who struggled to connect with the normal man

By Peter Finocchiaro

Published August 24, 2011 12:25PM (EDT)

Much has been made this summer of Mitt Romney's bizarre rhetorical choices on the stump. First there was the comment about being "unemployed"; more recently, the declaration that "corporations are people, my friend." And those were just a few of many, as Rachel Maddow pointed out on her program last night. After reviewing all of the campaign materials, the MSNBC host couldn't help but draw a comparison between Romney and another affable, if disconnected, multimillionaire who was thrust into frequent conversation with the hoi polloi: "Gilligan's Island's" Thurston Howell III.

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