One thing I clearly remember being said about Mitt is that he can’t close the deal. He was very successful closing in business, but not in politics. From what I’ve read, he was never interested in politics, instead devoting his life to doing missions for his church.
Oh well, not much we can do about anything now. Obama owns this - the people who voted for him - own this and the only one obama can now blame for the last 4 years is himself.
My sense is that the guy is a problem solver. You only need closers when your product is no better than the next guy's. Romney is a highly-competent captain of industry who's always let his clearly superior results do the talking. His lack of closing experience is the reason for his gaffes - a closer's emotional antenna are exquisitely tuned to his audience's. Based on some of his gaffes, Romney has no emotional antennae that I can detect.
Actually, Romney has been a political animal all of his life, starting as a republican intern in his early teens, attending the 1964 convention, being an activist in college, participating in campaigns and political interviews all of his life (including the 1960s), leaving the republican party because of Reagan in 1979, donating to campaigns, becoming a supporter of democrats and a democrat fund raiser and voter, and running for office for the last 20 years while spending about 55 million of his own funds and breaking spending records in multiple campaigns.
Even Ann has run for political office.