Sumter, South Carolina (CNN) – Mitt Romney gave a handful of cash Saturday to a woman who had told him she was struggling financially after an event in Sumter, South Carolina.
An aide said the GOP candidate gave the supporter "what he had on him" - about $50 or $60.
The woman, Ruth Williams, met Romney earlier in the week and told him she was having trouble making ends meet. On Saturday, Romney recognized Williams while he was shaking hands with supporters after a rally, an aide said.
Romney spoke to the woman and handed her several bills.
"He was kind to me," Williams said. "He held onto me and he made Gov. [Nikki] Haley and them come see about me."
It's a tailor made opportunity to dig out of that hole of the "I like to fire people" line. But look Mitt, which is it? Is it that capitalism is GOOD and that everyone needs to just suck it up and get a job? Or is it that envy is appropriate as experienced by the poor, and that the rich guys worth 200 million need to feel guilty and give them handouts?