Romney To Teacher: 'I Didn't Ask You A Question'

Cheryl, a teacher from Colorado, was asked to participate in a roundtable with Mitt Romney. In this video she shares her impression after talking with him and how her views on education are different than Mitt Romney's...

Cheryl, a teacher from Colorado, was asked to participate in a roundtable with Mitt Romney. In this video she shares her impression after talking with him and how her views on education are different than Mitt Romney's:

When I was asked to speak with Mitt Romney, it seemed like a very important thing to me, and I wanted to put a lot of careful thought into what I would say. So I went to the roundtable discussion very optimistic and interested in hearing what he had to say.

When he sat down, one of the first questions he asked was "I understand there is a teacher here today, which one of you is a teacher?"

I raised my hand, thinking that's a good thing, he's interested in education. But it wasn't a good thing. I felt like his view was a little old-fashioned, and I was surprised by it. He went on to kind of lecture me about schools and how bad they are. He talked bad about the teacher's union. He was talking about the importance of private schools and voucher systems.

At one point, I said to him, "I have an answer for that." And he said, "I didn't ask you a question."

As usual, Mitt Romney only wants to hear himself speak. He doesn't even attempt to keep his contempt for the working class hidden behind closed doors, dismissing Cheryl as if she is his hired help and not allowed to speak until told to do so.

Anyone else wondering if Romney is deliberately trying to lose this election?

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Senior Editor, Lives in a gerrymandered district in Michigan.

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