According to John Boehner, the gaping chasm that separates Mitt Romney from the average American isn’t going to hurt him because being worth $250 million makes you a winner and Americans hate losers.
CROWLEY: You know, he comes from a privileged background. You did not come from a privileged background. This is a time — an economic time when people are hurting and have been hurting for quite some time.
Do you think that someone who is as wealthy as he is, who has had as much privilege as he is, has a hill to climb to overcome that?
BOEHNER: No. The American people don’t want to vote for a loser. They don’t want to vote for someone that hasn’t been successful. I think Mitt Romney has an opportunity to show the American people that they, too, can succeed.
I’m genuinely curious about the implications of this, because if being worth a lot of money is all it takes to shed the chains of loserdom that would mean 9 out of 10 people reading this are losers by John Boehner’s standards.
From my perspective, which is quite the opposite of Boehner’s, Mitt Romney is a loser. Just a very wealthy one.