The Ed Show | October 17, 2011
SCHULTZ: a middle classer. For months, Mitt has tried to convince campaign crowds he's an average American .
MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't worry about the top one percent. I don't stay up nights worrying about gee, we need to help them. I don't think about that. I'm not worried about that. They're doing just fine by themselves. I worry about the 99 percent in America . It's not those at the very low end. It's certainly not those at the very high end. It's for the great middle class , the 80 to 90 percent of us in this country. Well, maybe I should also tell my story. I'm also unemployed.
SCHULTZ: Us. Did he say us? Yes, middle class Mitt is just your regular unemployed worker. He likes to take pictures of himself with Subway sandwiches just like the regular folk do. And he poses with flight crews of discount airlines like Southwest , where everyone flies coach. But this is the photo Romney probably regrets taking. Here's millionaire Mitt with his buddies at Bain Capital in the early '90s. They group would buy companies like American Pad and Pen , and then pocket more than 100 million dollars from the investment. To turn a profit, they would put hundreds out of work and drove the stock price so low the company went bankrupt. This is one reason why Wall Street donors gave Romney five times as much campaign money as President Obama since this spring. Wall Streeters know a guy who looks out for them when they see one, even if the guy pretends he's just an average Joe with a net worth of 250 million dollars. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker 's anti-union law sparked middle class protests last Winter . Now the middle class is fighting back across the globe. And the momentum from the 99 percent movement could help remove Walker from office. Stay with us. That's