Originally Posted by ryberg
But you are still not responding to my point, at least. There is no rational argument that what I described about Romney is typical.
Your argument instead seems to be that both sides make hay out of whatever will serve their purposes. This I take to be a given and to be understood.
My point instead is that it is nevertheless perfectly valid and logical for voters to question whether a candidate who fits Romney's financial situation can in fact understand their position. An abundance of evidence (both in terms of hard data about his wealth and from what he repeatedly says about it) makes it hard to see how he can.
I cannot conceive of how someone could deny that underlying validity and logic, but again I think you are instead talking about the way politics involves making hay out of various issues (a very different point).
I do indeed think that both sides are guilty of that and it is what started my whole conversation on this topic. I said that the Obama administration might want to rethink the tag line in that ad in that it misrepresents...ie spins it to be much worse than it is.
On the topic of can he understand the average voter? I think he can understand as much as the next guy. Do you think that Kerry or Kennedy could understand? They were certainly wealthy! What gave them the ability to understand any more than Romney?
Personally, I WANT someone that understands LARGE sums of money in there handling the economy!