Let’s Talk About Mitt

Lets see, I don’t even know where to begin with him. The flip/flopper, the robotic presence, the awkwardness you can feel thru the tv, the healthcare plan that he created and now disowns.  Bain, car elevators, ‘couple’ of Cadillacs. Ok I will start with Bain, was is a venture capital firm that’s goal is to restructure a company so it will be more profitable.  The fact he did this so successfully should be cheered and viewed as an American success story.  He was brought up with money but nothing compared to what he was able to accomplish and earn at Bain.  His work at Bain does not qualify him to be considered a ‘job creator.’ In fact it makes him the exact opposite, most of the companies he worked with cut jobs to save revenue.  Why Bain is part of the political conversation is dumbfounding, it has nothing to do with anything.  He was obviously excellent at his job, you don’t have a net worth of $200m from doing a lousy job; but that doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States as a job creator.  I’d say Bain is a wash from job killing to job creating.  Obama, stop talking about it.  Whats more important in my eyes is how he did as CEO, Governor of Massachusetts (my home state btw).  Thats the record that should be examined and dealt with.  We keep hearing Mass was 47 out of 50 in job creation; thats a problem.  I say that his record as Governor should be thoroughly investigated and poured over.  We should be able to know more than ’47th out of 50th’ What else went on, how was he as a leader, how did the state do when he was in charge, I don’t know this information, do you?  The ads with the plants closing are of course sad, but they don’t speak to the issue of how Mitt Romney would act as CEO of the US.  His wealth, car elevators, you know what?  If you got it and you want it you should get it.  Period. I haven’t seen an ounce of evidence of his ability to create jobs, fix the economy or lead the country.

President Obama on the other hand seems to have a long list of accomplishments that he can’t seem to articulate.  The economy still does suck, for those of us who are unemployed we know it well.  Why Obama doesn’t come out and talk about taking the country from the precepts of disaster and slowly turning it around is beyond me.   Why he doesn’t talk about just how bad it was in 2009, and no it wasn’t all W’s fault, but to tell the American people how bad it was.  The 3rd quarter of 2008 GDP was -9%.  That is depression territory.  Obama has had many other accomplishments, but his lack of ability to articulate them could make him lose the election.  No one even talks about the crippling sanctions on Iran that are forcing them to allow nuclear inspectors in the country.  Mitt says, bomb them.  That won’t help.

So on the one hand you have a president who can’t articulate his accomplishments, and on the other hand you have a candidate who has proven no evidence of being able to create jobs or handle the economy and country.  Again, the news media fails us, they don’t ask the right questions, they don’t point to what would have happened with no stimulus, what would have happened with double the stimulus?  With Mitt, forget about Bain, thats his personal success story, its not validation for being president.  Oh and btw, all of Romney’s flip flops are a problem they show he makes decisions as the wind blows.  So, lets find out Romney’s record as Governor of Mass, lets find out more about exactly what Obama did to save the economy, exactly what it is that people say are anti growth.  Lets talk about facts.

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