Archive for ‘Mitt Romney’

September 14, 2012

Gov. Romney, quit your campaign. Instead, apply for the job.

Contributed by Shell Suber 

Governor Romney, quit now. End your campaign today. You’re a smart guy. You can read a poll and you know when a political campaign over. At this point even a huge crisis (Eurozone / Middle East) probably will not change things by Election Day. This political campaign is over.

Just as well because – let’s be honest – you are not a professional politician like your opponent. You’ve been good enough to get this far but now you are up against a career professional – something you are not. You are a businessman. In fact, you are a legendary businessman. So stop running a political campaign and start applying for the job as Chief Executive of the US Government.

This isn’t a political campaign. It’s a job interview. Stop giving the same tired political stump speech over and over – changing a line here and there to fit that day’s news cycle. Change everything. You are one of the world’s most accomplished CEOs and you are addressing the shareholders of the largest company in the world. Convince them to hire you. Sell them on why they must hire you before it’s too late.

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June 18, 2012

Odds making and voting blocs

 Contributed by Shell Suber

If you read my occasional political posts, you know that despite being a dedicated Republican political hack, I only give Romney about a 2-in-5 chance of unseating the President. Not that I think Romney wasn’t the best choice for the GOP (he was and is), but because defeating a sitting president is about as rare and difficult a thing as any in American politics. Had it not been for the post-Watergate election of ’76 and the GOP-splitting Perot revolt of ’92, only one president would have been fired since WWII.

So when fellow politico Grace Rentiers directed my attention to this Townhall.com column by Wayne Allyn Root, I found his predictions a bit overly optimistic.  Townhall.com “Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide” – Wayne Allyn Root, 5/30/12 Still, Root, a libertarian who dislikes Obama intensely, makes some very good observations I agree with – and a some I don’t. NOTE: Read Root’s piece first, then return for my observations about his predictions below.

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