ABC's Kerley Knocks Romney's 'Embarrassing,' 'Awkward' 'Missteps'
Good Morning America's David Kerley on Saturday parroted
Democratic talking points, mocking Mitt Romney for "embarrassing
missteps." Kerley openly wondered how the campaign could get things "so
The ABC correspondent played up the location of a Romney speech, Friday, and harped on the Republican for saying he had a "couple" Cadillacs. Kerley complained, "So, what were they thinking?...For what was billed as a big speech, how did they get it so wrong?"
He continued, "Romney in a cavernous football stadium, just 30 yards of chairs, some of them empty and the entire stands completely empty."
Kerley even added his own editorial commentary.
After insisting that the
candidate "awkwardly drew attention to his wealth," the journalist
editorialized, "A couple of Cadillacs? One at a home in California and
one at a home in Boston."
On Monday's GMA, John Berman hit Romney for a comment he made about NASCAR. He gloated, "Democrats jumping on those comments, saying more proof Mitt Romney is out of touch."
Over on CBS This Morning, host Charlie Rose insisted that Romney pointing out that he has friends who are NASCAR team owners was "another quote Mitt Romney may want to take back."
In the 2008 campaign, journalists refrained from attacking millionaire John Edwards as phoney and out of touch. In fact, Good Morning America repeatedly hyped the marriage of John and Elizabeth Edwards, eagerly relating details of the couple's 30th anniversary. Later it would be revealed that the Democrat was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife.
A transcript of the February 25 GMA segment, which aired at 7:09, follows: