From The David Pakman Show here's a clip of Mitt perplexed by what to call that "chocolate goody" sitting in front of him at a diner (where presumably he's at to show he's just one of the "people"--yet he doesn't know what to call a chocolate donut.)
Talk about being out of touch.
Is this an example of his elitist, patrician background where no one indulges in such tacky, plebeian pastries?
Then again, my grandfather used to have moments like this where he struggled to identify common things. (In retrospect we realized that this was an eary manifestation of Alzheimer's)
So what do you think? Is Mitt just unbelievably elitist or are we risking having yet another early stage Alzheimer's Republican president? (Come to think of it Reagan stumbled over easy words, too.)
6:53 PM PT: As ThatPoshGirl has pointed out in a comment, maybe Mitt really doesn't remember assaulting his fellow classmate at his posh, private high school. This clip is a rare instance where we see him up close and unscripted and he does seem a bit "off" as another has commented. (Expect his handlers to keep him on a tighter leash in the future.)