Remember when the GOP said Obama was an “elitist?” How is being an intellectual “elitist” when making probably 10 times more money in a year than I will make in my life (hey, I can be optimistic) isn’t, and somehow the guy who’s making millions off consulting and lobbying in Washington is the “outsider?”
I think once you’re making tens of millions of dollars you have less in common with Americans in general. For someone that wealthy, and by definition elitist, there are very few people in the world that you can relate to, and a great deal of them aren’t American but other mega-rich business folks throughout the world.
Since it’s going on today, a moment to reflect: does the Iowa straw poll matter? Does the winner “win” for real?
Spoiler alert: the answer is no.
YEAR Straw poll winner Caucus winner Republican nominee
1979 George HW Bush Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
1987 Pat Robertson George H.W. Bush George…