The Rich Really Are Different
January 24th, 2012

A look at Mitt Romney’s speaking fees and what, exactly, he did to create 89,000 jobs at Staples Inc.

  1. Nedward January 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Interesting how you addressed his supposed signature achievement from the Bain year. Basically, Romney learned about a promising but unknown startup in an unproven field; opted to partially, cautiously invest in them; was the hands-on exec and also his own rep, who showed up the day they opened their physical plant, not just to inspire the workers or whatever–but to suss it out for himself… And folks, that’s how we got the runaway successful national chain of SOLYNDRA solar panel shops. Oops, uh, wrong company; can you imagine the government throwing away money on a self-dealing faux-business that may or may not last a year and nobody cares either way… What an outlandish idea

    Anyway, it’s such a perfect set-up for this specimen of bleeding-obvious analogy. If Gingrich carries on believing he’s running against Wolf Blitzer and NPR, maybe Romney will try that. Assuming it occurs to him or anyone around.

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  3. Galley Friend J.E. January 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    On one hand we have a guy who’s not the genius businessman he fancies himself. On the other is a president who lowers the unemployment rate by convincing people to give up looking for work. Brokered conventions are a thing of the past, so there’s no cavalry, unless it’s Custer’s 7th. By election time, the non-Obama candidate will be in a wheelchair along a cliff with the wind gusting. Sad.