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John Heilemann on Morning Joe: What Romney’s ‘Poor’ Comment Means for His Campaign

When Mitt Romney told CNN in an interview Wednesday, “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” it was clear that was probably not the best thing for a presidential primary candidate, who will be needing many, many votes, to say. Even if he meant it. John Heilemann discussed the gaffe on Morning Joe today and how it’s another example of something the Democrats will be able to use to paint a negative picture of Romney if he is ultimately the Republican candidate. “For a lot of Republicans who were not that enthused about Romney to begin with, he’s sowing more doubts about his ability to be a real competitive general election candidate,” Heilemann said.

Heilemann: Romney’s ‘Poor’ Remark May Do Damage