Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has always had the problem of being perceived as a chameleon, a person who keeps on changing his views, has no real principles, and yet tries to present himself as the person who understands average Americans.
Romney has trouble gaining the American people’s emotional commitment, while no one doubts his intelligence and knowledge. But in the state of mind that the Republicans are today, that somehow being smart, intellectual, and knowledgeable is seen by Tea Party people as negatives, Romney is now trying to present himself as one of the common masses, which a man with two Harvard degrees, a quarter of a billion dollar fortune, and an owner of many large homes and multiple Cadillacs, cannot easily present!
So Romney is critical of the Harvard “faculty lounge”, claiming President Barack Obama takes his advice from such sources, as if that is a bad thing to do!
Meanwhile, with two Harvard degrees himself as compared to one for Obama, and with many Harvard intellectuals working on his candidacy, Romney makes himself look like a total phoney, not realizing that is his problem with average voters!
Should one be embarrassed or see Harvard connections as a minus? The author does not think so, and he is NOT a Harvard graduate! A President and a Presidential candidate should pick the best brains he can, and Harvard, like it or not, contains a large number of the best minds in America!
We have had Harvard Presidents before, as well as Yale, and other Ivy League Presidents, and that is all to the good, not to be looked down upon!
The President does not need ordinary, not well informed people, as his advisers, but the BEST and the BRIGHTEST, no matter how anti intellectual the average American might be!
Winning the Presidency requires that we expect that person to pick those best qualified to advise him, and to criticize something that you personally do yourself, have Harvard advisers, is the height of Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy!