At a private fundraiser at the home of pizza giant John Schnatter last month, Mitt Romney is seen on a cell phone video offering his candid thoughts on how Democrats and Republicans view wealth.The joke evokes shades of George Bush and his "have mores" base but I was struck by Willard's change of wardrobe for the event.
“Who would have imagined pizza could build this, you know that?” said Romney. “This is really something. Don’t you love this country?”
“What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course, you know if a Democrat were here he’d look around and say no one should live like this,” said Romney, as the crowd began to laugh. “Republicans come here and say everyone should live like this, all right. This is a really tribute to America, to entrepreneurship.”
Quite a change from Willard's usual costume of jeans and rolled up shirt sleeves. The elite class casual dress code. Indeed, these are Mitt's people, yet he still doesn't look comfortable. Maybe because Schnatter has almost as much money as him and actually a much grander estate in addition to $23 million worth of condo in Deer Valley, Utah.
In this crowd, the guy with the most toys wins. Has to be more than a little weird to be begging them for money.
[Cross posted at The Impolitic]