“When you say ‘Greenwich millionaire’ there’s almost a populist negative to that … if you say ‘successful businessman’ … it’s a positive.” (Tom Foley to the Hartford Courant, 2/16/10)
We have three Greenwich millionaires running for office in Connecticut (not counting Dick Blumenthal). Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Ned Lamont are running for governor, Republican Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate. And yes, all are successful businessmen/women.
Their successes made them Greenwich millionaires, but they don’t want to be called Greenwich millionaires.
I’m not here to debate how political campaigns are financed. There are plenty of other blogs for that.
I am here to say I’d love to be a Greenwich millionaire. I’d be proud to be a Greenwich millionaire. At least, I’m pretty sure. But I’m not. And at this stage of the game, it doesn’t look like I will ever be one.
Still, if you want, you can call me a Greenwich millionaire. I’ve been called so many things, but never “Greenwich millionaire.” I’d just like to see how it sounds, feel how it fits.
Go ahead. I won’t be offended.
Say it like you mean it, and maybe I’ll have you over to my make-believe mansion.