Here is a quote from Mitt Romney, the Republican front runner and likely to be the nominee. I don’t think you would have heard this type of quasi-populist level rhetoric were it not for the Occupy movement raising awareness of the seemingly infinite class gulf in the US.
“By the way, I’m concerned about our poor in this country,” the former Massachusetts governor added. “We have to make sure that the safety net for our poor is always strong and always able to help those that can’t help themselves. I’m not terribly worried about the very wealthiest in our society — they’re doing just fine.”