The other part of the article that's maddening is the statement that Mitt Romney is the result of "good breeding." It's unclear whether Mr. Barabak intends that to mean that Mr. Romney was taught good manners, or whether he is one in a long line of men who have been bred to be superior, in a superior race sort of way. Either way, it comes off a knock. Assuming the intent is to depict Governor Romney as someone who grew up in an affluent family that taught him how to make his way through life, I don't see that as a disadvantage. Voters may love the story of an underdog, but just because Governor Romney didn't live over a garage as a kid like Newt Gingrich did — a fact also revealed in the debates, but conspicuously ignored by Mr. Barabak because it makes Speaker Gingrich "one of the people" — doesn't mean Governor Romney has no empathy for the poor. It's not as though growing up in the streets, being homeless, being a wino in a back alley makes someone more qualified for the presidency.