Mitt Romney to Matt Lauer on Today talking about “envy” and bringing up income inequality as a campaign issue:
LAUER: Yeah but envy? Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as ‘envy,’ though?
ROMNEY: I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like. But the president has made it part of his campaign rally. Everywhere he goes we hear him talking about millionaires and billionaires and executives and Wall Street. It’s a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach and I think it will fail.
Translation: “Don’t talk about it in front of The Help; you might give them ideas about wealth, and you know how uppity that makes them. More brandy?”