|Created by EJ Hill from Ricochet.com|
There is a difference between voluntary giving and being force to give through taxes. Romney didn't denigrate the achievements of Olympic athletes or push legislation that hurt their performance. Romney refers to parents, sisters, brothers, communities, church that offer support.
Obama on the other hand, refers exclusively to "government". a federal teacher, firefighter, roads, bridges, government programs. businesses cannot survive without BIG BROTHER. This is the Life of Julia, she's married to the state.
Obama was excoriating businessmen, his tone filled with contempt and dislike. It's hard to imagine that Romney was saying to the sprinters "You think you're here because you're so fast? There's a lot of fast people out there!" Saying "You're wonderful, and I want to say thank you to everyone who helped you to be this great" is entirely different to saying "you think you're wonderful, but you had your success handed to you by others".
An Olympic runner may not stand alone, but he runs alone. A business woman may not operate in a vacuum, but she owns her success.