They both display different symptoms of “entitlement syndrome.” Dubya had a smart dad, and came from a very ambitious waspy family. Somehow dad managed to get him into Yale, and we all know he liked to joke about his bad grades. He drifted from job to job in various family businesses, and didn't seem to show an aptitude towards anything. So he decided to cash in on the family name, and go into politics. And he rode on daddy’s coattails. The thing about Bush is that he is so clueless, that I honestly don’t think the poor fellow has any idea of how limited he really is. I don’t think he felt the least bit guilty about working 5-7 hour days as president. I don’t think he was aware of the fact that his staff were running the country. And if he was, I think he felt entitled to have other people do the serious work.
Romney, I don’t completely get him. But the moment that has stayed most vivid in my mind is when a vet asked him why he kept getting deferments from going to war in Vietnam. Romney explained, without missing a beat, that he knew he had more important things to do in his life. His entitlement feels different from the sort of attitude that Dubya had. Dubya felt empathy for all sorts of people. He just rarely found himself in the company of anyone who did not grow up in his style of privilege. Romney feels calculating. He has a goal, and he is working towards it ruthlessly. He wanted to be governor, and he wants to be president, and he doesn't really seem to care about any platform. He was governor of Massachusetts, for krayst sake. Massachusetts is one of the most progressive states in the nation. Now he is running on a reactionary platform, because that is that is what he had to do to get the nomination from his party. I don’t think he cares about any of the issues. He cares about himself, and power.
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