Cornbread, any Wisconsinite ought to remember George Romney, Mitt's father, who ran American Motors. American Motors pretty much was
Kenosha during the mid 20th century.
Here's Wikipedia, to keep it simple:
[George] Romney was born to American parents living in the Mormon colonies in Mexico; events during the Mexican Revolution forced his family to flee back to the United States when he was a child. The family lived in several states and ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they struggled during the Great Depression. Romney worked in a number of jobs, served as a Mormon missionary in England and Scotland, and attended several colleges in the U.S. but did not graduate from any. In 1939 he moved to Detroit ... He joined Nash-Kelvinator in 1948, and became the chief executive of its successor, American Motors Corporation, in 1954. There he turned around the struggling firm by focusing all efforts on the compact Rambler car. Romney mocked the products of the "Big Three" automakers as "gas-guzzling dinosaurs" and became one of the first high-profile, media-savvy business executives.
It's not Mitt Romney who's a self-made man, it was his father George. George Romney served in Nixon's cabinet as secretary of HUD and by today's standards was a flaming liberal because, as governor of Michigan, he established the state's first income tax and greatly expanded the state government, and because of his support for civil rights.
Mitt was born with that proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, and multiplied his inherited wealth in enterprises like Bain Capital. You and I and other commoners didn't start with such an advantage, and to pretend Mitt is some regular guy who didn't have it is inaccurate.
Doesn't disqualify him from anything, but let's be real.