The “Success” Narrative

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

I can't be the only one who thinks that Romney is going to succeed in his narrative that "Obama is trying to punish success".

That's what Romney says.  Whenever there is discussion about releasing his tax returns, for example… "Oh, Obama is just interested in my wealth so he can punish success."

It make NO SENSE.  First of all, Romney is rich — but I wouldn't call him successful.  He was born into wealth, the son of a Senator.  Seriously.  What success has he acheived?  Like the old saying goes, Mitt (and Anne) Romney was born on third base, and thinks he hit a triple.

You know who is successful?  A black kid born to mixed parents.  Who became President of the United States.

That's success.  And… then… why would he try to punish that?

So I applaud this.  In a speech on the economy and opportunity at an Ohio community college today, President Obama said:

Somebody gave me an education. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. Somebody gave us a chance. Just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.