The Romney Campaign
Today, whenever I watch Mitt Romney search for a “more elegant way” to express his innermost aristocratic feelings, I can’t help but think of the role played by Billy Zane in Titanic. Zane’s character, Cal Hockley, epitomized the diminished Gilded Age aristocracy after the turn of the 20th century. Likewise, Mitt Romney epitomizes the dwindling Randian aristocracy after the turn of the 21st century.
Let’s face it, they even look alike.
In the movie, the fictional Cal Hockley mingled with the non-fictional John Jacob Astor and other members of the American elite aboard the Titanic before it sank in 1912. They swooned in their materialistic cocoon and scorned the parasitic moochers living bellow-deck in steerage. They honestly believed that their sh*t didn’t stink.
Today, Mitt Romney mingles with those who were born on third base and think they hit triples. And, along with his socially-blind elites, Mitt scorns the parasitic moochers living in our 47% steerage-class of 2012. Like the Gilded Age aristocracy, these people honestly believe that their sh*t don’t stink.
Well, it does stink. And it is up to us to see that they wake up and smell their own
shit Starbucks on November 6th.
Unfortunately, like Cal in Titanic, today’s aristocracy knows that they have the money and the power to maintain the status quo. As Cal said in the movie, “I always win, Jack, one way or another.”
Will we let Mitt win, “one way or another?” Time will tell.