Mitt Romney — Net Worth Over $200 Million — Tells Unemployed People ‘I’m Also Unemployed’


Mitt Romney’s given President Obama all kinds of grief for bemoaning “bumps in the road” to economic recovery. In a viral web video released this week, camp Romney creatively anthropomorphized those bumps as unemployed people still struggling after a years-long economic downturn, all of whom stood up and proclaimed, “I’m not a bump in the road.”

Leave it to Romney — net worth over $200 million — to completely step on his own message.“I should tell my story,” Romney told a group of unemployed people in Florida. “I’m also unemployed.”

Just like the people in his video, Romney’s no bump in the road either. But he just stumbled over one.


Brian Beutler is TPM’s senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he’s led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at