Politics: Empathy gap and Romney’s wealth problem

There are few things more offensive than patronizing empathy.

 

Incapable of changing his economic tribe, Romney will need to make the best of his background. If Americans don’t want a successful management consultant as president, he stands little chance. But a good case can be made for an economic manager after a period of disappointing economic performance and spectacular fiscal irresponsibility. In a stagnant economy, the promotion of economic growth and opportunity is not only a technocratic goal; it is a moral cause.