An Open Letter to Mitt Romney from one of Those People.
An excerpt from a lovely blog posting I found linked on Facebook:
I read it on CNN. "Romney, in his press conference Monday night, said he could have stated his original comments 'more clearly' but said he was trying to point out the differences between the two campaigns. We have a very different approach - the president and I - between a government-dominated society and a society driven by free people pursuing their dreams,' Romney said."
And so now 47% of the country are without dreams? That's a lot of the country to write off. Those are a lot of dreams to discount.
This was, for me, the moment when you proved that you have no idea who you've insulted -- and insulted deeply. You have no idea who the American people are -- our incredible diversity of life experience, our incredible ability to dream even during the hardest times.
If those were the choices, Mr. Romney -- us and those people -- I invite you to keep your "us." I'd be with "those people." Proudly.