Obviously, Mitt Romney doesn’t understand that real political change comes from the grassroots, the people, demanding and fighting for change. How could he? I mean, the guy’s spent his entire life – from the time he was born with a “silver spoon” in his mouth, as he himself admits, through his mega-millionaire adulthood of dressage horses and Cayman Islands bank accounts – on the INSIDE, with the corporate elite, as far away from what he probably calls the “great unwashed” as possible.
Having said that, there’s no doubt that Barack Obama underutilized the grassroots in his first term. I am very glad to see that he realizes that now, and is pledging to moderate (if not completely ditch) the “inside” strategy in his second term. At least with Obama there’s serious hope of that happening; with Romney, there’s absolutely none.