Mitt Romney should change his name to Myth Romney. He has amply demonstrated that his entire political world is myth-based rather than data-based. A few days ago I pointed out that Romney hadn’t done his homework on foreign issues. The recently released video of his private fund-raiser, in which he claims that 47% of citizens are (parasites) sucking off the government, demonstrates that he hasn’t studied domestic issues either. This myth about citizens isn’t even original… it comes from Grover Norquist’s book “Leave Us Alone” (published in 2008) in which he divides the public into “takers” and “leave us alones” with a mere handful of undecided. Both Romney and Ryan are disciples of Grover Norquist, who is apparently the brains of the outfit.
Maybe it’s just me, but I prefer a fact-based leader with whom I may disagree to a myth-driven follower who is too lazy, too shallow, or too dumb to use objective information.