Is Mitt sustainable?
I’ve been thinking about Mitt Romney and sustainability. This is especially so after his recent abhorrent, error-filled and dumb statements on the American populace, foreign policy and energy policy.
Has he lost the election with his incredibly insulting comments that almost half of all Americans are “dependent on government” and “believe they are victims”? Maybe so – it’s probably too early to say for sure – and Mitt has the advantage of an endless flow of campaign Super-Pac money and the egregious voter suppression activities occurring in many key states.
The money and the voter ID shenanigans may be enough for the Republicans to steal another election no matter what idiocy comes out of his mouth.
I’m reminded of a New York Times op-ed piece that David J. Rothkopf wrote last year, “Redefining the Meaning of No. 1” in which he said, “The purpose of a society is not merely the creation of wealth, especially if most of it goes to the few.” It’s unlikely that Mitt (and the Republican Party) got that particular memo or would even understand it if he (or they) did happen to read it.
Rothkopf was Deputy Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy and Development during the Clinton Administration. Currently he is president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformative trends associated with energy, security, and emerging markets.
So here’s the question: Is Mitt sustainable?
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