I hold former Governor Mitt Romney in minimum high regard. Minimum high regard is what one U.S. Senator says about another U.S. Senator he or she doesn't like very much. Evidently, on the Senate floor it's bad form to say "I haaaattte you" or "you're a moron."
The governor's track record at Bain Capital is his paper trail. His mendacity about his former organization's ability to create jobs and his weak attempt to deflect criticism of his own corporate avarice as "envy" demonstrated more chutzpah than a one-legged man entered at an ass kicking convention.
I can be in awe of people who work hard and are rewarded for doing well. I'm not envious of them. In fact, when someone achieves great wealth or position by creating human suffering my visceral reaction is not one of envy, but one of contempt. On the other hand, there are people of great wealth who do great things.
Romney's achilles' heel is his own hubris. A guy who says "corporations are people" and criticizes those who question his business ethics as envious, just isn't connected with how at least 95% of the population feels about income inequality.
Let's face it, Romney is a prideful guy. He also appears to be a greedy guy. His lack of empathy borders on sociopathy. He's the perfect GOP establishment candidate. Why don't members of his own party want to vote for him?
As they say in sports, "you are what your record says you are." Romney's record as a takeover artist is out there for all to see. What I see isn't very pretty. Apparently I am not alone.
Pride goeth before a fall. Be prideful Willard Romney. The fall that is coming is not the season between Summer and Winter.