Originally posted by TerrierJack
It is that he is incapable of displaying compassion or humility and it sticks out like a sore thumb. Judge his character. He seems exasperated every time he has to talk to one of the 'little people.' It shows.
That reminds me of a clip I saw of Romney on MSNBC's The Ed Show
(spent ten minutes or so looking for it online with no luck) from a visit Romney made to a New Hampshire small business--I think it was a restaurant--during his 2008 campaign. I don't remember the exact wording, but this is the essence of the conversation he had with the owner:
"How's business?" Romney asked.
"Actually not so great," the woman replied.
"Not so great?" Romney replied, somewhat incredulously, immediately after which he moved on and just started shaking hands of other people.
It may not be justified (or maybe it is), but Romney certainly has that image problem.