Mitt Romney He's not the guy you'd vote for for class president that's for sure. Looking at his background he's no stand out of his accomplishments either other than separating companies with their assets. He championed a new method of "vulture capitalism" that is part of todays' economic problem. And it seems his family is always on the wrong side of history. His father rose up through the Nash company that later became American motors. Dad snubbed his nose at the bigger cars of the big three auto makers. Question is, anybody remember a Rambler? Or how about an AMC Matador? I thought not. Only a vague memory now and I'd bet none of your friends owned one of those either.
Mitt seems to have been on the wrong side of just about everything. In college he tried to start a counter protest against the anti-war protests. This while his father George turned against Vietnam. In France he had little success in converting the wine drinking French to the tea totaling Morman religion. Even his early years at Bain proved less than successful. The company made no money the first several years until it moved into the area of "leveraged buyouts". Using the companies assets as collateral and borrowing against it much like a subprime loan this left a mountain of debt and a shell of a company in its' wake. All while lining Mitts' pockets. Not to mention displaced and angry workers with no pension. Workers who would now be considered part of the "us" on unemployment and paying no taxes.
His plan for the nation is just the same, yet in this scheme he'd have the power to write the laws making the unethical and immoral commonplace. All the while telling us that he's doing it to save our precious safety nets. Exactly how you save something by gutting it and using that money to enrich your own pocketbook should be obvious. It's the plan he's used all along to make himself and a handful of his partners very rich. He has this delusion that this country can be run like one of his hedge funds or one of his off shore accounts. That might work if he was running for king.
But we are considered by him to be pons is his corporate chess game. Just something that's expendable in his quest to capture the prize which in this case is more money for his corporate masters. He fails to see the big picture and all the little people who make the system work. And I'm almost sure that it's not even about the money but the game of gaining the wealth and power. It's the process that's become so alluring and not just the outcome or the trail of shattered lives he would leave behind that he'd ignore. That's a sickness by anyone's definition. So yes indeed he's not one of us.