Candidates and Wealth
So Romney is expected to report a net worth of $200 million or more. You got that?? That's a two followed by eight - count them - eight zeroes! Holy cow. Now there's something to be said for a self-made millionaire, but Romney got a head start from his dad, who was president of the American Motors Corporation.
I suppose you could argue that strictly speaking, there's nothing wrong with being a very wealthy candidate for President. But as for me, I'd rather have a President that has a little more understanding of what it's like in middle-class, working-class America. Obama comes from a very middle class background. With his successful career, he has indeed become more affluent over the years, but even so Obama's net worth is estimated at less than 1% of Romney's, and is by far the least of all the major contenders.