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The happy businessman vs. the brooding professor

Democrats should be careful about what they wish for. In politics, contrast is important. And if the Republican nominee is Mitt Romney, then we will have the brooding, loner, professorial, dud incumbent president vs. the happy, charming businessman. You can bet there will be equally unflattering pictures of the President Obama’s condescending stare.

The Democrats live under a cloud of fear that somewhere, someone might be making some money. Except for their privileged few favorites, they want to stop wealth creation for everyone.

The American dream still includes wanting a chance to become wealthy. We can’t all live in university towns and ride a bicycle like Obama thinks we should. Let’s have an election about that.

Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, a political consultant and a veteran of the White House and several national campaigns. He is the chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991.


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