Doing the math, Romney style

Judging by his statements, Mitt Romney is running to become the president of some of the people. His campaign motto should be e pluribus duo or “out of many, two”: the givers and the moochers; the people who pay federal income taxes and the 47 percent who, for a variety of reasons, many related to Republican tax policies, do not.

Romney’s view of America’s populace, and the swing voters whose votes he hopes to win, were contained in a recently leaked video recording of a May meeting the candidate held with wealthy potential campaign donors. His words, though perhaps familiar, bear repeating: