Skip to comments.Romney as a Manager: Unhurried and Socratic (MUST READ)
Posted on 10/20/2012 2:04:40 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
Romney as a Manager: Unhurried and Socratic By MICHAEL BARBARO, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL WINES. BOSTON As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney could not resist burrowing into the bureaucratic weeds: He once took the statewide math and reading test for 10th graders, then startled his education commissioner by calling to say, I like No. 14 and rattling off the answer.
As head of the private equity firm Bain Capital, he was so uncomfortable cutting loose struggling employees that a legend grew: executives sent in to his office to be fired emerged thinking they had been promoted.
And as a candidate for president this year, he resisted pressure from advisers to select a running mate before leaving on a high-profile trip overseas, insisting that he makes better decisions with time and reflection.
Mr. Romneys bid for the White House largely hinges on his own narrowly drawn image of himself as a chief executive: the data-splicing, cost-cutting turnaround expert. But dozens of interviews with those who have worked for him over the past 30 years in the Mormon Church, business, the Olympics and state government offer a far more textured portrait of the management style that he might bring to the presidency.
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IMHO There were some snarky subliminals in that article.
I sincerely believe that many parents of young children and teenagers would love to see a President who is morally straight, a loving husband and father, a religious adherent and a successful businessman who is not a spiteful, vengeful narcissist.
Mitt Romney will be a great role model FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.
Is this some article that Romney is a homo and they wish him to drink hemlock?
Next thing I know they'll be publishing stories on how Mitt likes gladiator movies...
Agree totally - was typing my earlier comment and got called away - glad I went back and read yours.
The NYT has taken doublespeak to an art form. Discerning readers get it...optimists beware;)
That’s exactly it. While I don’t think Mitt is that kind of guy, he could easily banish the MSNBC/CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS crowd to the back of the room and put Drudge, Fox, and FreeREpublic bloggers up front :)
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Sad, but true, they both despise[d] conservatism and conservative voters and politicians.
Their current cartoonish characterization of Romney refers to software programming in his head that sometimes malfunctions. A robot who loves to fire people...then send their jobs to China and load his offshore accounts with stolen pension money. He's a hater and a racist.
And they read the NYTimes...and think Krugman is an economic genius. This kind of article dispirits them. (Base suppression.) They're not happy unless everyone hates who they hate.
As far as Carter, he didn't have the kind of wildly successful corporate career Mitt has...nor did Carter understand basic economics. I'm not a Romney cheerleader, but just exterminating the current infestation of vermin will go a long way in reversing our current backsliding.
Bingo! The goal is to provide cover for later character assassination attempts.
“Billy, do you like to watch men shower?”
“Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes...”
From what I remember, most of his sons look just like him. Strong genetics.
Has everything to do with eminence grise Valerie Jarret. Obama hypnotized Americans for a long time but VJ has JugEars and Wookie under her spell
bump for later
LOL. Forgot about that one. Ah, what a great movie. “A hospital, what is it?” “It’s a place where they take sick people but that’s not important . . . .”
Perhaps they are to create an illusion (for themselves as muxh as the public) of credibility.
Oh, yeah. They can write.
This picture reminds me of a time when I was working in a bar near Disneyland and at one of the patio tables sat a couple with their boy, about Mitt’s age here. I watched for quite some time the boy regaling, complete with arm gestures, his parents about something, possibly his day at Disneyland, as they sat in rapt attention, listening to his every word.
It made me happy and also sad, as I never had the experience of my parents listening to anything I had to say; in fact, my brothers and I were actively encouraged not to speak.
Oh boy....there is a ton of firing that needs to happen in the government. If he can’t bring himself to do this he’ll be backstabbed for 4 years.
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