- Barack sounds only a little left of center here. Either he was couching his rhetoric more carefully, or he was simple less of an ideologue 14 years ago. Probably the former.
- His point could nearly be tolerable if “giving everybody a fair shot” really meant “equality of opportunity”. Alas, redistribution means “equality of condition”. Every time.
- His point could nearly be tolerable if it was a purely federalist one. If Massachusetts wants to tax itself into an economic crater, that is the prerogative of the voters there. Da Tech Guy’s and Belvedere’s screams, while tragic, are just another brick in the wall.
- His point could nearly be tolerable if subsequent history hadn’t proven him, personally, the left breast of the Venus de Milo: a stone cold boob.
Update: more at Publius Forum. And Ace notes: “Romney Now Apparently Answering Every Question About “47%” By Noting He Doesn’t Believe In Redistribution of Wealth”
Update II: American Glob, fresh from passing a million hits, links.