In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Williams that he doesn’t like the idea of money from the teachers' unions going to political campaigns, emphasis mine:
“I think it's a mistake. I think we have to get the money out of the teachers' unions going into campaigns. It's the wrong way for us to go. We've got to separate that.”
Romney doesn’t like it because teachers' unions support Democrats. Period. Steve Benen, emphasis mine:
I realize Romney's developed an allergy to pre-election details, but it'd be great if he could flesh this out a little. It seems that Romney -- who's expressed support for unlimited contributions -- is fully comfortable with lobbyists, corporations (which are people, my friend), and hedge fund managers donating to their hearts' content, no matter what their dealings with government might be.
But school teachers? For Romney, their involvement in elections must be curtailed.
Just how stupid does Mr. Romney think we are?