Arnold Schwarzenegger is worth about $200 million, about the same as Mitt Romney. Yet Schwarzenegger, despite his widely publicized flaws, projected a public persona both as an actor and governor of California, of being engaged with the public and wanting to interact with people.
I’ve heard Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, speak. He’s a billionaire yet was perfectly at ease talking to five hundred people about tech trends.He connected with the audience and seems like a regular person.
Romney lacks that completely. He appears to have little or no empathy. This isn’t because he is in the 1%, because so are Schwarzenegger and Schmidt, and both of them are capable of interacting with regular people.