Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:13 PM
applegrove (75,204 posts)
"In Comments About His Wife’s Horse, Romney Shows Why Americans Just Don’t Like Him"
In Comments About His Wife’s Horse, Romney Shows Why Americans Just Don’t Like Him
Posted by Nick Chiles at the Atlanta Black Star
Clearly he’s afraid that if the public sees him at a horse dancing competition, we will suddenly be reminded: Oh yeah, Mitt’s rich—I almost forgot until I saw him at the Olympic dressage event!
The Romney campaign doesn’t seem to understand a fundamental fact about the American electorate: Americans don’t hate rich guys, Americans hate liars. Rich guys trying to pretend they aren’t rich, acting like they are the same as the rest of us. That’s being fake, a fraud, and we can spot it from a mile away. We don’t want the existence of your money thrown in our face, but if we don’t see it we’re not going to forget it’s there.
Take a look at the American Senate. Nothing but rich guys. A fraternity that provides definitive proof that Americans vote for rich guys all the time. In fact, I would contend that we actually PREFER to vote for rich guys. This is a nation that tends to lionize the very wealthy—Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, P Diddy—believing that they must have some special stuff the rest of us mere mortals don’t have.
Let’s take a look at New York City, for example. For seemingly like the last two decades, one of the most liberal cities in the nation has been run by an incredibly rich guy, Michael Bloomberg. In fact, Mitt, he’s even richer than you. A lot richer. But the thing about Bloomberg, one of the reasons New Yorkers keep electing him again and again, is he’s comfortable being rich. He doesn’t seem to mind if you know that he happens to be a billionaire. He doesn’t try to hide it—like some people I know. If Bloomberg wants to spend his leisure time at the Metropolitan Opera or the New York City Ballet, he’s gonna go to the opera and ballet. He’s not going to pretend he’d rather be at a Knicks game—you know, like regular guys.
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"In Comments About His Wife’s Horse, Romney Shows Why Americans Just Don’t Like Him" (Original post)
Response to applegrove (Original post)
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:45 AM
grantcart (42,027 posts)
5. Well he's going after the "I don't give a fuck what my wife is doing" democgraphic, which in fact is
a huge demographic
“I’m not even sure which day the sport goes on,” Romney said. “She will get the chance to see it; I will not be watching the event. I hope her horse does well.”
Unfortunately it isn't going to do much for the 'wife' demographic.
Response to applegrove (Reply #6)
Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:21 AM
whathehell (18,497 posts)
7. He knows he's got "unfavorables" associated with Horse Ballet
So he's chosen to "soft peddle" it. If he weren't running for president
this year, he'd be there, believe me.