Let Them Eat Cake
Reston describes the “line of Range Rovers, BMWs, Porsche roadsters and one gleaming cherry red Ferrari” that queued outside Perelman’s estate, began queuing outside of Revlon Chairman Ronald Perelman’s estate off Montauk Highway long before Romney arrived, the guests coming “with high hopes for the presumed Republican nominee, who is locked in a tight race with President Obama. And some were eager to give the candidate some advice about the next four months.”
One New York City donor said that
Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits*. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”
If only those lower income and uneducated people could be disenfranchised.
*I love this detail. There’s no better way to show how special you are than to line your car with years of annual permits from one of the right places — those places where people congregate who not just understand the system, but run it.