If The Conventional Wisdom Is Right, America Is Lost
Swiss bank accounts! Caymans corporations! Outsourcing! All these are, obviously, problems for Romney that, obviously, he should have fixed up before now in his 8-year campaign for the Presidency.
Or so one would be lead to believe by the punditocracy. If they are right -- if the average, uninformed, independent voter in America is easily convinced by some media heavy-breathing that the accoutrements of modern business are deeply un-American -- then the end is here.
At the very least, no one who has ever had a career in the productive sector should think of a second life of public service.
There's lots not to like about Mitt Romney, and I've done lots of publicly not liking it. But at least he spent some of his life creating wealth for his fellow citizens. (This is not a knock-down argument for his suitability as President, I'll agree, but that's not the point of this post.)
There's lots to like about rising-star Bobby Jindal (just to take a prominent example). But does anyone else have a concern that he seems to have only a few months of private-sector experience -- and that with McKinsey?
If the full range of political biography in US politics is to run from Barack Obama, star student, community organizer and elected politico to Bobby Jindal, star student, bureaucrat and elected politico, then why not just declare the one-party state now?