There are only two viable theories to explain Barack Obama’s extraordinary run of luck in finding self-destructing opponents to run against: if he’s not under Divine protection, then he must have sold his soul to Satan.
Latest example is Mitt Romney, who appears to be competing for the coveted gold medal in Tone-Deafness.
Mitt thinks that children should get “as much education as they can afford.” (Where “affording” includes, no doubt, borrowing from your parents.) Of course his preferred policy is largely the current policy: a child in the bottom quartile of measured intellectual capacity but whose family is in the top income quartile has a better chance of finishing college than someone in the brightest quartile intellectually but the poorest economically. But the American Dream is still about a place where a child’s future isn’t limited by his parents’ means.
Romney isn’t alone in dreaming a different dream. But most of his fellow plutocrats and plutocrat-friendly pols are smart enough not to say so out loud.