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Exceptionalism Is Key for Mitt

Bick4 Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 11:54 AM
Margaret, and you're saying that what we need to fix Washington is another Washington insider. You may be the only person in America who believes this makes any sense. Newt, and other big government types like him, are the ones who got us into the mess we are in. A businessman who has spent a lifetime getting rid of bloat and fat within organizations is the only kind of person who can get the job done. Mitt's lack of Washington experience, but exceptional real life experience in business, state politics, and civic affairs (SLC Olympics, church leadership, charities, etc.), is just what we need at this time in our history - maybe the most critical period in our history since 1861.
lbarnes Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 3:27 AM
Bain Capital succeeded in saving and creating jobs in 77% of the businesses they worked with. Only 22% failed. That is a pretty good record. Businesses should be allowed to fail instead of being propped up by government.
Robert128 Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 1:16 PM
On the surface you may think Mitten's experience is applicable to leading a country, but once you get into the details you realize that his experience as a Venture Capitalist is actually a DETRIMENT to running a country. Bain Capital made money even went the companies it invested in failed. They used things like outsourcing, liquidizing of assets, and controlled bankruptcy to make sure they made money even if they company failed and ceased to exist. In the federal government, those options aren't acceptable, and neither is Romney's experience. You need someone who has actually started from nothing and built a business. Of the remaining candidates, only Ron Paul has actually built a business from scratch, with his medical practice.

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa.- Mitt Romney stood in a closet-sized room just before taking the stage where an old sawdust mill once sat, the nearby Endless Mountains framing his silhouette.

"I don't want to make anyone wait," he told a staffer before speaking on a gravel-covered ridge surrounded by shale-gas tankers and other 18-wheelers. "People work hard all day. They don't need to stand out in the cold."

Later, nearing the end of his speech, he paused, looked at the surrounding ridge of mountains, and declared: "I guess I don't need to tell you guys but, wow, this is beautiful...