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  •  I'm so tired of his supporters saying over and (23+ / 0-)

    over what an "extraordinary person" and manager he is. I guess they are easily impressed. Just because he could do one thing well. Playing three card monte at a high level. NOTHING in his past indicates he has superior managerial skills. The one good thing about our campaign process is that people without managerial skills are weeded out.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 04:10:01 PM PST

    •  Also thinking back to Dubya being touted as the (18+ / 0-)

      "MBA President" - when even a casual glance at his business career made it painfully obvious that MBA in his case stood for Miserable Business Acumen.

      When that camp said they created their own reality they weren't kidding.

      Anxiously awaiting TrueTheVote's report on all the buses full of illegal voters who managed to elect Obama on Tuesday.

      by here4tehbeer on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 04:22:57 PM PST

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    •  Agree. I never understood the claim that Romney (17+ / 0-)

      "knows how to run a business".  He has never run a business.  Knowing how to harvest the value from a business someone else built has nothing to do with knowing how to run a business.

      “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

      by ahumbleopinion on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 04:23:43 PM PST

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    •  Mitt is merely a beneficiary of the old adage, (11+ / 0-)

      "Money comes to money."  

      I don't see that he is a skilled executive.  I see that he has been very lucky to have the large sums of cash that make possible the high-stakes gambles that pay extremely big rewards, whilst always having a big nest egg to fall back on if one of his big punts fails.  He's not subject to the same constraints as ordinary people, which is why it's so easy for him to look like this amazing money-maker.

      Romney's just a fortunate son, that's all.

      •  Double recommend your comment Loquatrix (0+ / 0-)

        Exactly my views.

        Without the money, this bloke would have been employed by a a tree removal service in Michigan.

        Okay, that was mean to tree removal services .... but you get the drift?

        Just a small-minded 'merican that wants to see the Romney 2009 FBAR

        by griz4u on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 11:25:23 PM PST

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    •  If Obama had been running against someone (2+ / 0-)
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      with the business skills of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, he quite possibly would have won nevertheless - but the discussion the day after sure as hell would not be about this.

    •  Or he is just good at selling the meme to those (0+ / 0-)

      he surrounds himself with... ass kissers who also readily swallow the personality that Mitt is selling... kindly, wise, successful patriarch who keep them on their toes too... pats them on the heads and keeps them guessing.

      If he only surrounds himself with those who will be impressed at how well he gives orders will only increase the size of the Romney Bubble and not bring anything contrary to the space... Romney space is a self referential (or is that reverential?) reality and he believes he is extraordinary and while obviously intelligent and experienced in many things... his downfall may be a bit of hubris about the things he does not know, things and people outside his bubble. He is only human and ALL of us have our own bubble... but many of us have a smaller more permeable bubble that we can see beyond fairly well. His bubble is probably is more mirrored on the inside and big enough to hold his ego and business model and his religious beliefs to the point that it is like the classical Chinese empire... (or most empires actually) what is outside of it is unimportant, inferior and a distant second to the important things inside the empire's very large but still limited bubble...

      Emperors can be "extraordinary" to those that defer to them but they are in the end still autocrats running a very large bubble... and even though their admirers may have many solid reasons for their regard what is their yardstick?... they too are in the bubble and may not have enough awareness of other people and things beyond the bubble that would cause them to reconsider their notions just how marvelous their leader really is... like people in a modern day form of empire like North Korea in an odd way....

      Mitt is of course light years better than North Korean leaders and looks like a progressive compared to them and his followers all socialist progressives compared to the brain-washed citizens of North Korea... but being way over on the good side of the leadership spectrum does not mean he totally escapes the defects of a bubble dictatorship. North Koreans have no choice but to absorb the reality they live in and believe the hokum about their dear leaders etc... Mitt's followers and admirers have their own more voluntary bubble that they do not challenge and their own kinder gentler brainwash system (FOX etc, their church and so on),and Mitt cannot see how his very vanilla lite, lite version of an imperial mindset appeals to  his fans and how he keeps it that way for both them and himself.

      In the end he has always been a quick return confidence trickster... getting the most out of any relationship or deal by saying anything that will achieve his goal... and part of that is selling yourself which he seems to have needed to do his whole life... from being the Mormon outsider in his rich boy boarding school where he found how to get people to like him, follow him, look up to him and through his adult career from being the flim-flam Bain man to Governor and perennial candidate.

      All though this he has succeeded with superficial personal conquests that serve to grease his real need to be so rich that he gets respect more automatically. From the days where he envied the other rich kids who had fancier houses and flaunted more trappings of wealth... he went over to the dark side of wanting to be that kind of rich person and be richer and more successful than his dad too. The inner truth is that he has always been a ruthless salesman out for himself... and like the most successful of that type he gets people to like him, one to one, while they give him more than he deserves or get fooled into signing away their well being.

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:31:01 AM PST

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