You've gotta give Karl Rove credit for his boundless capacity to imagine himself as other people. Mitt Romney, Republican leaders, future GOP candidates -- Rove repeatedly imagined himself as someone else during his appearances at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and tried to speak as he thought they would (or should). In one case, the former George W. Bush strategist whipped out an imitation of Bill Clinton. It was good enough that one senses it wasn't his first time doing that particular act.
The U.S. is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?