Do you care how much personal wealth a politician has?
I thought of this because the news mentioned Tim Pawlenty will be turning over his tax and earnings information soon. I care they have not made any money through illegal activity, and I care that they pay their taxes, but I don’t really care how much money they are worth. Well, if they ran a business well, that is evidence of competence I guess. But, I guess what I am asking is what generalizations do you make about a candidate if they are very wealthy or not? Does it matter if it is family money? If they grew up with a silver spoon? If they were raised by a poor family? Always lived very modestly?