You can’t even run a campaign, why would we trust you to run the country?
In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama was asked about his lack of business background by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen. He told Andreessen, “Watch how I run my campaign — you’ll see my leadership skills in action.”
This was good advice and it’s advice that we should take now when looking at the campaign of Mitt Romney. A killer article by Politico today shows just how absolutely failed Mitt Romney’s campaign is. If this is an example of Mitt Romney’s leadership skills, Americans of all political stripes should be given serious pause about his ability to lead the country.
The article shows a campaign in complete disarray. The entire article can be summed up with these three sentences:
Romney, who in an interview with POLITICO last month said his leadership style very much centers on having a variety of smart people offering advice and him being the decider, has taken a very active role running his own campaign. In a way, that’s the problem. Romney associates are baffled that such a successful corporate leader has created a team with so few lines of authority or accountability.
The entire article highlights how Romney has absolutely botched his campaign. Misstep after misstep, bad decision after bad decision, bad hire after bad hire, Romney’s campaign seems designed for failure. He’s done nothing to prove to America that he has leadership skills other than to “save” companies by stripping them down, outsourcing their work and reaping huge financial rewards while others are sent to the unemployment line.
There’s nothing in Romney’s experience to suggest he’d be a good president. Even his so-called success in “rescuing” the Olympics in Salt Lake City depended upon getting help from the federal government; a bailout of sorts that Romney castigates President Obama for on the campaign trail.
If you want to see how candidate Romney would perform as President Romney, you don’t have to look any farther than the campaign he is running right now.
His failure as a candidate tells you absolutely everything you need to know.