Jeffrey Frankel on Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney Rejects His Natural Voters
Project Syndicate
September 19, 2012
Commentary by: Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth
Topic: Mitt Romney

“CAMBRIDGE – The political fallout from Mitt Romney’s characterization of 47% of the American electorate as ‘victims’ who are ‘dependent on government’ and refuse to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives demonstrates anew that cultural generalizations, particularly in politics, are usually dangerous. In fact, Romney appears to have categorized a large segment of his party’s own voters as supporters of President Barack Obama.”

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