Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012
THE ROMNEY TAPE: AM I TOO OLD TO ENLIST IN THE CLASS WAR?
I first heard the Romney calculus many years ago in Peru. A government
official explained to me that: "Most of the population doesn't count; they
pay no taxes and receive no government services." There was a revolution. I
was not at the $50,000-a-plate fundraiser for Romney, held at the
multimillion dollar Florida palace of one of his supporters. "I mean,
there won't be any houses like this if we stay on the road we're on,"
Romney told his supporters. Hmm, I think I could live with that. It's the
person who surreptitiously taped the event and shared it with the rest of
us that I want to know. Nobody goes to a $50,000-a-plate affair for the
food; it's the connections, which in Romney's case began at Cranbrook
School in the affluent Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, a traditional
private boys preparatory school, with a $300 million endowment.