Senator John Thune endorsed Mitt Romney for President, citing among other things Romney’s work at organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, prompting this analysis from Smitty:
[H]aving led the Olympics may be the optimal pro-Mitt argument:
- The Olympics and the U.S. government both claim to be about some idealized notion of humanity, yet mercilessly exploit the youngest segment of society.
- Both organizations are ruled by a core elite that re-distributes wealth wherever they go.
- Neither outfit seems to produce anything of actual economic value.
And both tend to produce the maximum level of pomp and circumstance in even-numbered years, now that I think about it.