« »

Monday, July 09, 2012

Griper Blade: Mitt Romney, Obvious Elitist

The first three paragraphs of an L.A. Times piece about a Romney fundraiser could've been written by a Democratic ad copy writer -- not because it's so biased, but because the facts fit the Democratic narrative of Romney as the candidate of the 1% so well. It's hard to counter the "out-of-touch, wealthy elitist" charge when you actually are an out-of-touch, wealthy elitist.

As protesters assembled on a beach in advance of Mitt Romney's evening event at the home of conservative billionaire David Koch, the candidate slipped to East Hampton for his first of three fundraisers on this tony stretch of Long Island.

The line of Range Rovers, BMWs, Porsche roadsters and one gleaming cherry red Ferrari began queuing outside of Revlon Chairman Ronald Perelman's estate off Montauk Highway long before Romney arrived, as campaign aides and staffers in white polo shirts emblazoned with the logo of Perelman's property -- the Creeks -- checked off names under tight security.

They came with high hopes for the presumed Republican nominee, who is locked in a tight race with President Obama. And some were eager to give the candidate some advice about the next four months.

The only variation from Democratic messaging would be the conclusion of the final paragraph. You don't buy the right to give "advice" with a minimum $25,000 ($75,000 for an evening fundraiser), you're probably looking to buy the right to give marching orders...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

Search Archive:

Custom Search