What Romney Thinks About The Unsuccessful
President Obama received much criticism from Governor Romney over the past two weeks for his correct comment that none of us succeed on our own. Michael Kinsley offers an interesting piece on what this line of attack shows about how Romney sees many of those he is hoping to govern.
You might also ask yourself: If Obama is insulting successful people by suggesting that their success doesn’t necessarily result entirely from their own hard work and brainpower, doesn’t that mean that Romney is insulting the vast majority of folks who are unsuccessful (by Romney’s exalted standard) by implying that they are lazy and stupid? If your success is entirely your own achievement, then your lack of success is entirely your own fault.
Kinsley goes on to say that we owe much of our success to our forebears something which is no doubt true but is really another way of saying that we owe much of our success (or our failure) to factors beyond our control. Not all of it, to be sure, but enough of it, that Governor Romney should be careful when he talks about who deserves what.