Mitt Romney probably isn’t particularly smart and that’s made worse by the habit of much of the 1% to pay someone else to do their thinking for them, says Cannonfire.
I disagree with this a bit. It’s probably true of Romney, who suffers from a delusional combination of self-entitlement and cluelessness. But is certainly not true of tech and Internet company CEOs here in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. The people that run companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft are generally whip-smart and constantly innovating. Rest of your laurels or take things for granted in Silicon Valley and some start-up out of nowhere may eat your lunch.
Contrast that attitude to that of Mitt Romney, who along with his wife apparently assumed the presidency would be theirs because they are royalty and is was meant to be.
By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny.