Romney Is Really Rich
Mitt Romney just filed his personal financial disclosure reports, and the results are in - he's really rich. How rich? A net worth estimated to be up to a quarter of a billion (with a b) rich. Not Bill Gates rich, but Alex Rodriguez rich. Which, in modern parlance, is referred to as effin rich.
And you know what? Good for him. Unlike some on the left, I have no problem with folks amassing that kind of wealth, as long as they came by it honestly.
On the other hand, Romney should expect to be attacked by Fox News and GOP pundits for hating the poor. You remember when the GOP found out that John Edwards was rich and owned a big house, they pilloried him, calling him a phony. According to those pundits, Edwards couldn't care about the poor because he had money and a big house. Never mind that Oprah is rich, Bill Gates is rich, Ted Turner was rich and they all helped the poor (was FDR poor too?). No, according to those pundits, you can't be rich and worried about the poor, so Edwards was a phony.
Well, now we know that Mitt is richer. A lot richer. So if he ever suggests helping the poor, I am sure that those same GOP pundits, who are known for their intellectual consistency, will launch the same attacks on Mitt. I'm sure it will happen any day now ... any day.