“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded.
The Romney campaign later issued a correction stating that Romney was referring to household and not individual income, but the median household income in this country is $50,000. Taking that correction in mind, it's important to note that this is not technically a mistake; Barack Obama's own tax plan describes middle class Americans as those with a household income of up to $250,000.
But the terrible wording of his statement is what's going to stick with Romney over the weekend. Is that fair? Probably not. But it's another symptom of running a quarter-billionaire as your presidential candidate; it makes any iffy statement about the poor sound like a slight.