Bottom line: Willard “Mitt” Romney isn’t like 99.9% of Americans – you, me, and pretty much everyone we know. It’s one thing to be wealthier than almost anyone in the country, that would be fine in and of itself (recall that FDR was a very wealthy man). However, when you combine Romney’s extreme wealth (much of it hidden away in tax shelters in Cayman Islands or wherever) with his glaring cluelessness about how the other 99.9% live, it’s a whole other story. Evidence: Romney’s continued “gaffes” (aka, mistakenly letting the unflattering truth out) about his multiple houses, his wife’s multiple Cadillacs, how he himself worried about getting a “pink slip” (yeah RIGHT!), his joke about being “unemployed” himself, his belief that “corporations are people,” his disparaging of NASCAR fans for wearing “garbage bags” (he also said, “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”), his policies that would wildly favor the rich and screw the lower and middle classes, etc, etc, etc., it’s utterly unacceptable. Yet this is who the Republican’ts are almost certain to nominate this year. What a party!
P.S. Does anyone think Willard gives a rat’s hindquarters if gasoline is $4 per gallon? $5? $10? $20? It’s highly doubtful, to put it mildly.