David Koch's $50,000-per-person fundraiser for Mitt Romney this past Sunday evening at his Southampton, Long Island, home, there was a $25,000-per-person Romney fundraiser at Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman's estate in East Hampton. Among those lined up in BMWs and Porsches to get past tight security was one woman who characterized those who don't support Romney as follows:
A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. "I don't think the common person is getting it," she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. "Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
"We've got the message," she added. "But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income -- one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."
Indeed, this woman understands "how the systems work." She's investing in a candidate, Romney, who pledges to give her and the rest of the richest 0.1 percent a tax cut averaging $264,000.