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  •  Not to mention (7+ / 0-)

    that his whole claim to fame in this is that his ties and experience in the business community are what enabled him to make the olympics a success. It would have been a failure for him not to produce those sponsorships.

    So basically what you're indicating is that it wasn't some magical charisma and competence fairy that enabled Mitt to get those deals. It was the promise of money for them later, which they got (see Huntsman).

    So this undercuts his whole "turn around through unfathomable powers of leadership" thing. It's not his management abilities that have made him a success, it's his ability to turn everything into a bottom dollar issue.

    •  Exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      JBL55, Chi

      It was not Mitt's incomparable smarts and expertise that saved the Olympics, and will now Save America, if only we give him a chance.

      He traded on the considerable chits in his control, Bain money, to get the sponsorships to save the Olympics, in order to burnish his resume for his political ambitions.

      Further proof that the system is rigged for the rich and powerful, and that Mitt knows how to play it for his benefit.  And that that is how he'll run the country.

      •  Not illegal. (1+ / 0-)
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        Mayfly

        But damned immoral, unethical and unpatriotic.

        Please, oh please, oh please: let the dis-informed American voter wake up ...

        "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

        by JBL55 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 11:10:01 AM PDT

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