Thursday, May 10, 2012

Link roundup

1. Walter Russell Mead on Mitt Romney's reported bullying:

Some Americans already think of Mitt Romney (and of most Republicans) as the good looking jocks from the country club set: wrapped up in their own happiness and good luck, casually homophobic, mocking and contemptuous of those who don’t measure up to their rich preppie standards. This story plays into those stereotypes in several ways and makes Mitt and Ann Romney look more like Fitzgerald’s Tom and Daisy Buchanan than like anything middle America likes or approves of.
2. Relatedly, the news within the news.

3. Mark Ruffalo:
If you're not yelling at your kids, you're just not spending enough time with them.
4. Compelling article about a romantic relationship.

5. Tenacious Toys has a new exclusive custom resin toys blind box set.

1 comment:

  1. Romney's real problem is that he appears to think that he has had a normal American life, instead of one with endless resources available to him and basically being surrounded by people treating him as the Mormon messiah. I can't imagine how he can have so much money that nobody in his family would ever have to work again for generations, yet still think he has the same kinds of daily struggles typical of middle class American life. He seems totally unable to realize his dad being rich and powerful has a lot to do with why he is rich and powerful.