I can only assume that letter writer Mike Callahan is being sarcastic when he refers to Mitt Romney as a "self-made man" ("Experience counts," Oct. 8). From the moment Mr. Romney emerged from the womb, his arrival no doubt paid for by the best insurance money could buy, he was enveloped in a life of wealth and privilege.
Mr. Romney lived in all the right neighborhoods, grew up knowing all the "right" people and attended, at his parents' expense, all the best schools from pre-school through university. Of course, he never had to worry about paying back crippling student loans or holding down multiple jobs to pay expenses. Undoubtedly, he had accumulated more of the "right connections" by the time he reached kindergarten than most folks accumulate in a lifetime. Can anyone possibly deny that these connections were a major part of his success?