Read this comment to a James Pethoukoukis post at AEI about Howard Dean stating that the Democrats "don't begrudge Mitt Romney his money." I'll have a comment myself about that to follow. But this one? Nail, struck on the head, etc.
Anyone with eyes can see where the Left is trying to push American society, which is to a place where the “1%” are the politically-connected people who support the Democratic party and everyone else is left with the crumbs of whatever a top-down command economy can produce.
So, I sort of give Dean the benefit of the doubt that the Left doesn’t begrudge people wealth per se, but the “right people” have to have that wealth and Mitt Romney (or any member of the GOP or anyone who generally opposes the Left’s political agenda) isn’t part of that “right people”.
We already saw this movie. It ran from 1917 to 1991 and was called “The Soviet Union."
Priceless. And while the Left does seem to begrudge Mitt Romney his money, at least partly, it may be more that they begrudge him the presidency because of his money. What, are wildly successful businessmen somehow ineligible for the presidency? Do you have to inherit the money (the Kennedys), marry it (John Kerry) or steal it from hard working doctors in court (John Edwards) to be eligible to run?
9/22/12 2010: Here's the whole clip from CNBC. Note that a) Harry Reid has been lying through his teeth about Romney and taxes and b) the "look, a squirrel!!" strategy pointed out, that these questions about Romney's wealth and Romney's taxes only bubble to the surface when the Obama campaign needs a distraction from some bad news...which the loyal press then provides.