I have long thought somebody should go through and annotate the 2012 Mitt Romney: Full Transcript of the 47% Secret Video. So I will now do it.
Part XXVII: "Poor as a Church Mouse":
Shades of George W. Bush at the Al Smith dinner in 2000: "This is an impressive crowd, the haves, and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base..."
Audience Member: I was just gonna say, I think a media strategy would be sending Ann on the road. Because she, I think, is your best friend, your best advocate. She connects so well. People talk so much about this connect—and somebody said over there, people think he's a rich, rich guy. Most of us know that you know that's—
Romney: You know that I'm as poor as a church mouse. [Audience laughter]