Friday, June 1, 2012

Romney croons, "We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again ..."

The Myth of the Businessman-President - NYTimes.com


Romney croons, "We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again ..."
Romney has made business experience the main reason to elect him. Without his business past or his projections of business future, there is no there there. But history shows that time in the money trade is more often than not a prelude to a disastrous presidency. The less experience in business, the better the president.
Romney would disqualify Clinton, TR, Ike, and FDR for not having sufficient business experience to run for the presidency. Thinks his qualifications, like those of Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush before him, are a better predictor of successful administration.

It seems business experience is a fairly reliable indicator of what sort of president we'll get: a disaster.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, it's appropriate.

    The U.S. has sold it's soul to big business. Those stock market numbers are the ONLY thing that matters.

    Everything else - including actual PEOPLE - are incidental.

    Romney is perfect by that standard.

    I might be overly cynical today...

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    1. *Romney voice* What do you thinks those stock market numbers are made of, my friend? Corporations. And corporations are made of people! *awkward robotic laugh*

      Katy, when it comes to the American political climate, there is no such thing as being overly cynical. Between the mendacity and hypocrisy of the politicians, and an enabling populace so ignorant they seem to think widening income equality and the concentration of wealth in the hands a few elites is actually in their best interest, anything short of raging misanthropy seems insufficient as a coping mechanism.

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