They made a couple of half hearted attempts to draw Obama Romney parallels, but realized the absurdity of it...
...Mr. Romney loathes pushing out people with whom he works closely and will do just about anything to avoid it an approach that has inspired deep loyalty to him even as it has raised questions about his ability to make tough personnel calls, as presidents inevitably must. (Mr. Obama, for instance, is on his third chief of staff.)
(Couldn't have anything to do with the ideologically dogmatic Valerie Jarrett, could it?)
They seriously undermined their own attempts to paint him as someone who likes to fire people by writing about how loyal his people are because he doesn't like to fire them.
I hate to admit it...the NYTimes is still the best when it comes to the long form narrative.
“Mr. Romney loathes pushing out people with whom he works closely and will do just about anything to avoid it an approach that has inspired deep loyalty to him even as it has raised questions about his ability to make tough personnel calls, as presidents inevitably must.”
This write-up “humanizes” Romney in making him less “robotic” but I guess I’m not altogether convinced it’s a complimentary portrait, as the above quote signals: is he up to being tough enough to be president?
A related concern I had was remembering Jimmy Carter, whose obsessive attention to detail led him to put himself in charge of scheduling the WH tennis courts. A good executive knows how to delegate and AVOID getting too much in the weeds (Reagan being a classic illustration). Some might read the NYT piece to imply that Romney is closer to Carter than Reagan in terms of the big picture/vision vs. details aspect of running the country.
In short, some undecideds might read this piece and conclude Romney is less fit to be president than they might have presumed. Don’t know whether that was the reporters’ intent.
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.
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
Oh, yeah. They can write.