Mitt Romney is confident he has the Fox crowd or "true believers" now. He knows he has to expand his reach beyond the Fox audience to women, Hispanics and Independents. I don't think this is the way to get it.
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Overheard by reporters standing outside a closed door campaign fundraiser in toney Palm Beach where the parking lot was valet-filled with Porsches, Mercedes, Hummers and a Maserati, Mitt threw out the following tidbits:
- Eliminate state income tax deduction
- Eliminate property tax deduction
- Trim or merge the Dept of Education
- Eliminate the Dept of Housing & Urban Development
- 20% tax CUT for all taxpayers in all income brackets
His wife, Ann Romney, spoke and said she was excited by the "early birthday present" from Hillary Rosen who criticized Mitt Romney for turning to his wife on women's economic concerns when Mrs. Romney "has never worked a day in her life." Yes, Ms. Rosen could have put it better but the Republicans have latched onto this as a rallying point against the President's re-election even though Ms. Rosen is not part of his campaign.
I'd love to see Hillary Clinton go toe-to-toe with Ann Romney. It wouldn't be a contest. It would be fun.