You gotta love it when the conservative economic media powerhouses weigh in with surprising observations.
This article was written by Frederick E. Allen, Forbes Magazine Leadership Editor…
More on the Fail Whale…
Romney Communications Director, Gail Gitcho on the Orca project — from before the whale of a disaster:
“The Obama team likes to brag about their ground operation — but it is nothing compared to this!”…See More
Here’s another, broader overview of the Orca disaster, from Polito’s Burns & Haberman… it’s amazing.
Wrapping back around to the whole ‘competence’ issue — this campaign is something of a crystallization of Mitt Romney’s life…
In his business career, Mitt specialized in “creative destruction” — buying troubled companies, plundering them for their assets for quick returns in some cases or, in others, using the companies as dumping grounds for debt sales from other Romney-controlled enterprises that effectively eviscerated Peter to fatten Paul — making losers of victimized existing investors in the troubled companies while rewarding investors in Romney’s other ventures.
Clearly, Mitt never really learned how to build lasting, healthy companies and his overall record shows that quite clearly. But he was hell at profiting from others’ misfortunes — he became one of the US’s richest businessmen doing it.
Sadly, for his apparent dreams of ‘besting’ his father (hadn’t we already been through that Freudian scenario with the reckless incompetence of George W Bush?), Mitt never apparently gained the management skills of his father — and that has become painfully evident in the aftermath of his unsuccessful campaign against an embattled incumbent with an Oval Office desk full of troubles…
Mitt Romney couldn’t manage his own campaign — and manifestly did a disastrous job of it — how on earth could he have managed the executive branch of the most powerful nation on earth?