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Why Romney Failed
National Review ^ | February 8, 2008 | Byron York

Posted on 02/08/2008 4:02:17 AM PST by monkapotamus

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To: xzins

Nope. There were plenty of folks at that time with businesses that had real employees.

But, just because I don’t like being picky, I’ll acknowledget that running a plantation was a lot of work. However, I was reacting to the notion that a president isn’t qualified who hasn’t had run a business.

Eisenhower was a general. So was Washington. They were not renowned as businessmen. Certainly, those were not the reasons they’d been called to the presidency.

Most of the military spend their entire lives in that career, and never have to meet a payroll.

And, no place in the Constitution does it mention a “Businessman in Chief” but it does mention a “Commander in Chief.”


151 posted on 02/09/2008 6:38:19 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Nope. There were plenty of folks at that time with businesses that had real employees.

But, just because I don’t like being picky, I’ll acknowledget that running a plantation was a lot of work. However, I was reacting to the notion that a president isn’t qualified who hasn’t had run a business.

Eisenhower was a general. So was Washington. They were not renowned as businessmen. Certainly, those were not the reasons they’d been called to the presidency.

Most of the military spend their entire lives in that career, and never have to meet a payroll.

And, no place in the Constitution does it mention a “Businessman in Chief” but it does mention a “Commander in Chief.”


152 posted on 02/09/2008 6:38:39 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: xzins
I was reacting to the notion that a president isn’t qualified who hasn’t had run a business.

I agree with your post, I just thought he had a little more business experience than you were giving him credit for.

153 posted on 02/09/2008 10:39:23 PM PST by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Unfortunately, no lessons will have been learned.

The nature of the Liberal, hence Liberalism, is collectivization. Form a group. Follow leadership. Work for a common advantage.

The nature of the Conservative, hence Conservatism, is individualism. Independence and self reliance. Be a leader. Work for individual advantage.

It is only when the threat to individualism as perceived by large numbers of Conservatives is sufficient to motivate millions of individual efforts, that Conservtism is advanced.

There is no lesson that can be learned. It's like the parable of the scorpion riding across the river on the back of the frog and stinging him so they both drown. It's just in our nature.

154 posted on 02/11/2008 7:12:33 AM PST by DWar (The perfect is the enemy of the excellent!!)
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To: monkapotamus

Mitt can organize campaigns very well. However the best organization can not make up for the biggest weakness. Mitt Romney himself. Voters don’t know where he’s coming from because he’s a phony. That’s the problem. We don’t trust him to do what he says he will do.


155 posted on 02/25/2012 1:16:02 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Darren McCarty

Mitt Romney: The Plastic Banana.


156 posted on 02/25/2012 7:39:18 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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118 posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 12:53:30 PM by xzins: “George Washington never met a payroll.”

Are you sure about that? I think he ran a very large agribusiness operation in the days that agribusiness was the major industry of Virginia.

Granted, quite a few of George Washington's workers didn't have the right to leave, but he still had to feed them, and there were lots of others who were freemen working for him.

157 posted on 02/25/2012 8:53:37 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Darren McCarty; All

Thank you for resurrecting this old thread.

One good thing about this year is we’re still having a real debate about who our nominee will be in late February. Read the dates. Last election cycle, the primary was basically over before it got to late February.


158 posted on 02/25/2012 8:59:53 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina; xzins

“George Washington never met a payroll.” xzins....

“I think he ran a very large agribusiness operation in the days that agribusiness was the major industry of Virginia.” darrellmaurina......

Not to mention his earlier work as a surveyor. Last I checked surveying took a crew, and that means a payroll......


159 posted on 02/25/2012 9:38:34 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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