Kierkegaard paints an eerily accurate picture of Mittens in describing the corruption when a “prominent man wraps himself in his prominence“:
“…he will flit, as it were, from one distinguished circle to another. He must not look at those other men – lest he be seen; yet behind this screen his eyes will be all attention, just in case he should happen to meet a fellow-being or an even more distinguished person. His glance will float vaguely about, sweeping over all these men so that no one may catch his eye and remind him of their kinship. He must never be seen among less important people, at least never in their company, and if this cannot be avoided, it must appear as a stately condescension – although in the subtlest guise in order not to offend and hurt. He must be prepared to employ extreme courtesy towards common people, but he must never associate with them as equals, for thereby expression would be given to his being – a human being – whereas he is a distinguished personage. And if he can do this easily, smoothly, tastefully, elusively and yet always keeping his secret (that those other men do not really exist for him and he does not exist for them), then this refined corruption will confirm him as being – a well-bred man.” (WoL, 85)
Mitt Romney: Just like us.