I'm not saying you have to be average, just that you have to have even known anyone average and I'm not sure Romney would have ever had that opportunity. People with his kind of multigenerational wealth don't have much chance to deal with regular people these days.
I think Romney is probably a good guy who wants to help but doesn't have any idea how because he doesn't know what it's like to live on 35k a year in a real world that isn't a lab of conservative economic theory.
Has anyone considered this was an intentional leak by the campaign? You know this sort of thing really excites some conservatives so maybe this is a desperate attempt to energize the base. Nevermind that it's a dispicable position, if it works then it works.