Steve Peoples likes to please his AP bosses. In January of 2012 he attacked
Romney for saying Obama had not straightened out the economy. His opinion is not
"Should he prevail Tuesday, Mitt Romney would bring a CEO's eye to the
White House and a policy agenda based on a general set of principles and focused
more on data than ideology."If I believed that were true, I
might have a Romney/Ryan Campaign sign in my yard.Unfortunately,
Romney is not strong enough to stand up to the GOP machine. He will bend and
sway to their every whim. A CEO would not sign a pledge which would
tie his hands and preclude the use of "data". He bowed to the GOP
pressure in order to get the nomination.Romney would NOT be free to
study the data and facts and put forth a plan based on his finding.As Grover Norquist said -"Pick a Republican with enough
working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States."
Don't think. Don't use your experience and intelligence.
Just sign what we hand you.The GOP has an ingrained "ideology" and
the "data" is irrelevant. And Romney has shown that he is
willing to bend to their every whim.
CEO mentality is not always good for the working class. If Romney's CEO
mentality is like the CEO mentality of most big companies, Romney will do
everything to benefit the stockholders ( the very rich ) with no concern for the
workers ( middle and lower income citizens ).How many jobs in the
United States have the CEO's of companies created that shipped jobs
overseas to maximize profits for their stockholders? How many jobs did George W.
Bush create with his tax cut?
A knowledge of financial management is very good. Knowing how to unite and work
with a democracy is much, much better in the office of the President. The
United States has finances to consider, but it's not a business. It's
a country, and some of the fundamentals are different when you deal with
people's lives in addition to their livelihoods. You can't outsource
America. But America can still inspire and lead by example.
Feels like Xmas.But, your not sure if there's presents....
The CEO mentality:1. Corporations are the basic units of society.
Corporations are people, and the overriding purpose of an economy is to maximize
corporate profits. When profits are maximized, the economy grows fastest. This
growth benefits everyone in the form greater output, better products and
services, and higher share prices.2. Workers are a means to the
goal of maximizing corporate profits. If workers do not contribute to that goal,
they should be fired. If they cannot then find other work that helps maximize
profits in another company, their wages must be too high, and they must
therefore accept steadily lower wages until they find a job.3.
Individual worth depends on net worth -- how much money one has made, and the
value of the assets that money has been invested in. Any person with enough
intelligence and ambition can make a fortune. Failure to do so is sign of moral
and intellectual inferiority.4. People who fail in the economy
should not be coddled. They should not receive food stamps, Medicaid, or any
other form of social subsidy. Coddling leads to a weaker society and a weaker
No. What he would bring to the White House is a vulture capitalist mentality.
Here's how THAT works.The investors profit, it turns out, not
despite the failure of the company, but in fact because of it. A group of
investors looks for companies that have a strong underlying business but are in
distress thanks to heavy debt burdens. The investors then take over the company.
Private equity investors buy control of the company's board by purchasing
the firm's stock. Investors use their control of the firm to take on more
debt, while at the same time cutting costs by laying off workers. Cash from the
loans and cost savings are funneled back to the investors. This looting
continues until the company can't pay its debts. When it finally collapses,
the company files for bankruptcy to extinguish the debt -- but private equity
investors get to keep the gains they've already reaped. When investors
have essentially squeezed every possible bit of value out of it, a planned
bankruptcy is filed. Essentially investors dispose of it in as convenient a way
as possible, and then walk away.NOT what we need in a President.
That CEO approach did not work well the only other time he held public office.
Massachuetts was a mess and he had a 35% approval rating. Along with Sarah
Palin he is remembered by his constituents as one of the worst one term Govenors
or our generation.
If he wins....really?polls have him at a 35% chance so that makes
this article ....conjecture at best.Colin Powell says Romney has
assembled the same military people that sent USA to war with Iraq. Between that
which sends shivers down the spine of thinking people and his economic reforms
which have been proven not to work, he has offered very little reason for people
to change, and those are people who really wanted a change.Actually
if elected he might not like the White House and would tear it down and build a
bigger mansion in its place.
When you look over the years and centuries of Presidential elections, Mitt
Romney has so many plusses to contribute to our nation and to the world. He is
smart, he comes from a good background and family, he went to several schools of
higher learning and knows at least one foreign language. He has lived in at
least one foreign country and has had the opportunity to associate and work with
people from many, many countries in a variety of ways but also as the 2002
Winter Olympics type of CEO knowing all the various protocols. He has a law and
MBA degree from a highly respected University and has used those degrees in his
various business and government experiences. He has run for U.S. Senate in a
difficult situation against a long standing and very rich family name in
Massachusetts that helped vett him to run as Governor and win after his Olympics
highly successful tour. He was a Presidential primary candidate in
2008 that prepared him for the difficult uphill battle in 2011 and 2012, even in
his own party. He is running against a very difficult 4 year
incumbent, whose numbers for an incumbent aren't stellar
From JWB's postHe is smarthe comes from a good background
and familyhe went to several schools of higher learningHe has lived
in at least one foreign country and has had the opportunity to associate and
work with people from many, many countries in a variety of waysHe
has a law degree from a highly respected University He has run for U.S.
SenateMy My, pretty similar credentials as that of our current
Obama has not been a good President. He does not come from a good background.
He is a product of Chicago Politics. He does not represent America. President Romney is exactly the kind of person we need to help guide us out of
this mess.We are in deep and it is going to take a CEO skillset to
get us out.Vote Romney!
Seriously, Steve Peoples? What planet have you been on? "Don't expect
Romney to be a leader who will inspire those he governs with emotional
speeches.". I have been inspired over and over as I have
listened to Romney. Much more than the spin doctor O "saying soothing
sayings" to lull us into passivity.We shall see people, we shall
During the past 30 years, the 1% rich Americans, have created an America, by
buying Congress, our for fathers would not recognize. When elected they also
will have one of their one in the White House.
Anxiety must truly abound today for wealthy right wing Republicans who have
contributed unbelievable amounts of money to Mitt Romney's Presidential
campaign.Never could understand Mitt's embracing Sheldon Adelson. The
two of them don't seem to have much in common, or do they?What could
this casino magnet and others, such as Koch Brothers, etc. be hoping for in
return?Will we know the answer anytime soon?