Okay, cheap shot. But equating any discussion of inequality with Communism as Romney did is no more than crude red-baiting.
Nevertheless, I can’t agree with those who think that the exchange means that “the pressure may be getting to Romney.” Romney’s response was a perfectly-formed paragraph, almost designed for a South Carolina primary audience. More to the point, it succinctly distills the contemporary GOP position. Any discussion of inequality is completely off-limits and must be squashed. Romney wasn’t snapping at his questioner — he was coolly setting forth the ideology of the conservative elite, which has smoothly carried out its Revolution From Above over the last 30 years.