Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Romney fundraising in style

Since I'm apparently doing fashion critiques tonight, this Romney fundraiser caught my eye today.
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.

“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.”
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.



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]

6 comments:

Victor said...

"Baby Doc" Bush had the "have's, and have more's."

Mitt's wants the "have more's, and want it all's."

I think he'll get them.
Don't you?

Libby Spencer said...

He's their man for sure.

Tom Hilton said...

I may not be the omniscient campaign genius Eric "Etch-a-Sketch" Fehrnstrom is (saying Obama just did what Mitt "Let Detroit Fail" Romney told him to do? Brilliant!), but I'm not sure it's a great idea for Mitt to dress like Thurston Howell III.

Just sayin'.

Libby Spencer said...

That was an illicit cell phone video that was leaked to the media. Don't believe it was ever meant to be released publicly.

Tom Hilton said...

Ah, that explains it.

Something else caught my eye here: the implicit (or, hell, semi-explicit) classism of that “Who would have imagined pizza could build this?” comment. It's not something anyone who eats pizza would ever ask. Romney, though, finds it hard to imagine that such a declassĂ© foodstuff could possibly make that much money for anyone.

Anonymous said...

The white pants are yet another trapping of Romney-as-Judge Smails. To wit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGpQej3o9eo