Sunday, January 15, 2012

Romney is right--experience counts

Let's be fair. Mitt Romney's business experience and Olympics experience and governor experience are all relevant to what's needed to be President of the United States.

Not entirely relevant, mind you. Suppose you ran the country strictly on business principles. You'd eliminate rural postal service, end the so-called "war on drugs," withdraw all our troops who are abroad immediately and cashier most of them, eliminate at least half the military, eliminate social security and medicare, because both merely support unproductive people...

Not that I'm against all these things--but I bet most of the anti-government Republicans don't.really want government run strictly on business principles.

And of course you can apply the skills needed to hire and delegate and prioritize and analyze objectively to government issues and goals--especially if you have no fixed principles to slow you down.

However, if Romney wants to tout his business experience as having some relevance to the job of President of the United States, surely President Obama can tout his experience as being the President of the United States for the last three years as having some relevance to the job of President of the United States.

Let's see, which resumé is most applicable to the job being applied for?

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