In reviewing the performance of Mr. Romney and his apologists over the past days I am reminded of the words of National Lampoon, “A walk through the ocean of most souls would scarcely get your feet wet.” The man, his advocates, party and platform are proudly vacuous, smugly superficial, insipidly insensate and intolerably impertinent. The brilliant E.J. Dionne reminded us on Monday night on Shultz’s show that our government puts greater value on capital then it does on labor. Mr. Romney is the poster child for this mentality. He goes through life glibly looking down his patrician nose at the laborers who made it possible for him to amass his capital. Like an 18-wheeler crashing through a school yard he leaves our broken national values and the damaged reputations of many of his fellow citizens on the ground behind him, some of them still twitching.