Friday, August 24, 2012

Mitt Romney And Values: The Only One That Matters To Him Is Cash

In an election that some claim is about values, these paragraphs from the AP stand out:
Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information - including their purchasing history and church attendance - to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned.
For the data-mining project, the Republican candidate has quietly employed since at least June a little-known but successful analytics firm that previously performed marketing work for a colleague tied to Bain & Co., the management-consulting firm that Romney once led.
In short, Mitt Romney sees humnan beings as nothing more than a means to make money. They are not ends unto themselves; they have not right to privacy; they are merely cash cows.

I'll be interested to see in any freedom loving Republicans raise an alarm about Romney's use of data mining. I would love to hear one of them explain how any American is supposed to believe that he will not undermine civil liberties when given the reins of power if he sees personal data as noting more than a source of income.

1 comment:

larry kurtz said...

See this, LK? The LA Times ran with it, too.