David Frum

10.16.12

Memo to Mitt: Be Empathetic Tonight

Mitt Romney's primary challenge during tonight's town hall debate is to be empathetic without appearing like a patronizing plutocrat. Given his, well, slightly out of touch history on the campaign trail, this is easier said than done.

But below is an astounding example of a politician conveying a basic understanding of voter struggles without looking like (as The American Conservative's Scott Galupo describes Romney) a "jackass."

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