I sent your column to a fellow engineer at GE -- engineers usually think more cogently than other ilk -- and his reply:
"I didn't choose him; he's a f[...........] idiot. We knew it when he was chosen to replace Welch. He was the worst of the 3 being considered. The one we wanted went to 3M, fixed them, Boeing, fixed them, and I don't know where he is now...!"
And a RINO to boot. Thus at least you have one endorsement.