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Is Romney one of the 47 per cent?

By Gwynne Dyer      

Those who pay no taxes in the US are the very poor and the very rich, and Romney certainly falls into the latter category.

It has always been hard for people with strong opinions to tolerate the discipline of electoral politics, which demands that they never speak their minds in public. Say what you really think, and you are bound to alienate some of the votes that you need to win. But it’s getting harder: even at private gatherings, today’s politicians are likely to be secretly video-recorded, so they must NEVER reveal their true opinions.

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