Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Despite the president’s well-studied, highly polished and loudly proclaimed deep regard for the embattled middle class, perhaps those who might listen carefully may be able to overhear the Obamas and their friends and associates exchange among themselves the basest, most patronizing and contemptuous sounds of amused derision whenever the topic of the challenges of ordinary people is broached, with the clinking of champagne glasses providing accompaniment.

Michael F. Fontes, West Tisbury