I had lunch today with someone I knew well professionally thirty years ago but haven’t kept in touch with much since. He’s a lawyer in his sixties, a former prosecutor and judge, a native Virginian, and someone who identifies himself as a “compulsive centrist,” currently registered Independent. He has a more-than-comfortable income.
His basis for voting in this year’s Presidential race? “The very rich have been waging class warfare against the rest of us.” And the fact that Mitt Romney manages to pay a lower tax rate than he does on an income a couple of orders of magnitude higher than his really annoys him.