Mitt Romney has claimed that his experience as a Chief Executive Officer, at Bain Capital, would be beneficial if he were to be elected to the Oval Office–The Presidency. A couple of questions come to mind:
Didn’t we already have a CEO President who took a Surplus Budget and left a dire Deficit, while leading the country into two wars that some would claim were unnecessary?
Why doesn’t Governor Romney not want to discuss his time as Governor of Massachusetts when the Commonwealth ended within the last five of the 50 states in job creation? Was it because he signed Universal Health Care into law–and he even recommended, in 2010, that President Obama take that template on a national level?
Aren’t there a number of Economic Advisors on the White House Staff as well as elsewhere in The Administration, that could provide such expertise?
I recall Republican Governor Rick Scott, elected in Florida in 2010, who had also been a CEO, entering office with the idea that he would set the rules and call the shots. He very quickly learned that the Legislature makes the rules and it is the Governor’s–and the President’s–role to carry them out. In essence, Governors and Presidents are Chief Operating Officers (COOs)–NOT CEOs.
By the way, Bain Capital was a Private Eguity (Investment) Firm and its’s function was maximiziing profits for the partnres–not mending a country, providing necessary services and conducting diplomacy with other countries.