• • The Ed Show for Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Michael Eric Dyson, The Ed Show (MSNBC) Individualism | [Howard Fineman:] I think what Mitt Romney has done is to move away from the tradition of his own family, to move away from the tradition of the Republican Party that used to exist, to this kind of Ayn Rand idea that everybody makes it entirely on their own without any assistance from everyone. That`s not the case, everybody knows that, and that`s one reason why even though the economic numbers are terrible, that the president still leads in the new NBC poll.
DYSON: Sure. Yes, this John Wayne mythology of self created individualism runs up against the reality that all people have help.