I like to think each of us is in some way unique, not because we have different fingerprints and DNA, but rather because of our souls, whatever those are.
A case can be made for Mitt Romney’s uniqueness, even though he appears to be an assembly-line android built for the sole purpose of being a politician — i.e., he’s enormously wealthy and Ken-doll handsome, with no history of infidelity, and no spontaneity or wit. He’s a relentless self-promoter, a tireless campaigner, and a compulsive, unapologetic liar.
But one must add to those qualities Mitt’s proud history of job-destroying business ventures. He’s unique because he brags of his wealth while trying to sell himself to voters, even though his wealth was largely built on leveraged buyouts that put many thousands of voters out of work. In fact, as ThinkProgress reported today, Mitt thinks it’s his wealth that makes him worthy of holding office:
During Sunday morning’s Meet the Press debate, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney suggested that people who need a job to pay their mortgage shouldn’t run for office. Recalling something his father, who served as governor of Michigan, told him, Romney said, “He had good advice to me. He said, ‘Mitt, never get involved in politics if you have to win an election to pay a mortgage. If you find yourself in a position when you can serve, why you ought to have a responsibility to do so if you think you can make a difference, you oughta have a responsibility to do so.’”
A few moments later, Romney bragged about making former Senator Ted Kennedy take out a mortgage on his house when Romney ran against him. “I was happy that he had to take a mortgage out on his house to ultimately defeat me,” Romney said…
Mittens used to seem like nothing more than the ultimate Plastic Man, with zero capacity for empathy or self-examination. But now that there’s a chance he might be president, he looks like something more sinister.
Put another way:
“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”
― Hannah Arendt