I was a business major. I work for a company with billions in annual revenue. I like money. So yes, I’m biased. But I just can’t see it any other way: successful business experience is incredibly telling of what kind of leader a candidate will be. Business is unforgiving — do the job right or don’t get paid. Success is not based on feelings…or hair. You have to be analytical, intelligent, and willing to execute. All skills I want to see in my future president.
So I was pleased to see an article in Fortune today about Gov. Romney’s business successes. Granted, I rolled my eyes at a few quotes in there, but, as Charles can attest, I tend to do that a lot.
The article notes:
People who know him won’t shut up about how smart and pragmatic and decisive he is. “Mitt never takes anything at face value,” says Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia’s business school and a Romney (and former Bush administration) economic advisor. “He’s constantly questioning.” Says Fraser Bullock, a former Bain partner who worked with Romney on the Olympics: “He’s not an ideologue. He makes decisions based on researching data more deeply than anyone I know. As people get to know him better, they’ll see an extremely competent, strong leader.”
Read the full article here.