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When it comes to being a rich guy, Mitt Romney should own it

The Romney tribe



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What do women want? The conventional biological wisdom is that men select mates for fertility, while women select for status — thus the commonness of younger women’s pairing with well-established older men but the rarity of the converse. The Demi Moore–Ashton Kutcher model is an exception — the only 40-year-old woman Jack Nicholson has ever seen naked is Kathy Bates in that horrific hot-tub scene. Age is cruel to women, and subordination is cruel to men. Ellen Kullman is a very pretty woman, but at 56 years of age she probably would not turn a lot of heads in a college bar, and the fact that she is the chairman and CEO of Dupont isn’t going to change that.

It’s a good thing Mitt Romney doesn’t hang out in college bars.


Contents
August 27, 2012    |     Volume LXIV, NO. 16

Articles
Features
Books, Arts & Manners
  • Daniel Foster reviews Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, by Arthur Herman.
  • John J. Miller reviews The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis, by Joshua M. Glasser.
  • Nick Schulz reviews A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, by Luigi Zingales.
  • Andrew Roberts reviews The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia, by Roger Kimball.
  • Ross Douthat reviewsTotal Recall.
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .