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Better East Texas: Romney needs to relate to average Americans

By Pat Stacey

Mitt Romney has a lot of connecting to do if he wants to be the Republican nominee and beat Barack Obama in the November election. 

First Romney casually challenged Rick Perry to a $10,000 bet and now he has reluctantly released his tax rate which is in the 15 percent range. Romney also stated that his 2011 income was based on investment earnings and speakers fees and a few other items but he noted that the speaker's fees were not much. It turns out that the speakers fees were $375,000. 

So Mr. Romney has some serious work to do to relate to the American earning an average household wage of $60,000. 

He will probably be the republican nominee, but to have a chance against the President, Mitt Romney will have to overcome this elitist image. 

I think most Americans can handle that he is a millionaire but they will not be able to handle not being related to.  Governor Romney needs advisors that will educate him on the price of a gallon of gas, a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk because those questions will be coming very soon and if he can't answer them, his image of being out of touch with the average American will be cemented. 

Having candidates that relate with voters is a must.  It makes for a better election and a Better East Texas.

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