Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has starkly demonstrated his estrangement from the middle class in America. Last week he claimed that the middle class had incomes up to the $250,000 level. That claim is not borne out by any statistic. There are approximately 310 million people living in the United States. The Census Bureau indicates that more than 70 million people earn less than $25,000.
Did you see the moves last week at the Republican Convention in Tampa?
Aside from the fact that neither former President Bush nor his Vice President Dick Cheney were in attendance, their hangers-on were out in force. Mentioned several times by the networks in commentaries were sightings of Dick Bolton (the mustachioed former UN "wonder") and Dan Senor of recent Iraq policy fame.