Obama, Romney go tit-for-tat on who's out of touch

The label "out of touch" is the campaign mantra


Nancy Benac
June 27, 2012 9:45PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't heard anyone label President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney out of touch today, consider it a momentary lapse.

"Out of touch" is the go-to label of Campaign 2012.

Both candidates are working overtime to firmly affix it to the other guy. And they're trying to keep it from sticking to their own skin.

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The label packs a lot of punch in just three words: It communicates that a candidate can't relate to voters, doesn't care about them and can't be counted on to represent their best interests.

This year, the out-of-touch message is being chanted like a mantra by both sides.

But Romney — with his vast wealth and some cringe-worthy sound bites — has proven more vulnerable on the issue.


Nancy Benac

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