Thursday, July 19, 2012
So, Mitt, Didja Build It?
I know there’s some give and take going on right now with Mitt Romney following the kind of wingnutty flavor of the day regarding President Obama’s supposed “you didn’t build that” gaffe. (I say Romney knows better, but is willing to, as they say, “follow a multitude to do evil”). I’ve been fixated on Mitt’s Olympic experience this past week (or as I’ve begun thinking of it, “Bain Capital: The Missing Years”), almost to the point where I might read his book on the whole thing, if I can a) find it at the library and b) smuggle some bourbon into the library. I find it improbable that I will not want to blunt the tone of self-congratulation I’m kind of already anticipating.
But anyways, this is a thing that was on tv about a handful of months ago:
Now, that isn’t entirely fair of me. Of course, the Olympics is an old established thingie that Mitt didn’t build from the ground up—no. He rescued it. Like, with a bunch of federal money. Just like companies sometimes need federal money to keep going—even companies someone may have built themselves. I guess what I’m getting at is this particular argument—whether any man, woman, or business enterprise, is an island of “do-it-oneselfery”—might not be Romney’s best tack.