Thursday, October 4, 2007

The CEO President

The president of the United States wears many hats. He or she is a symbol of our country, a role model for our citizens, and an advocate for peace. But above all, the president of the United States is an administrator, a person who must ensure the country runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. The US government is a large, complex organization with hundreds of thousands of employees, a vast number of departments and agencies, and multi-billion dollar budgets.

Of all the 2008 presidential candidates, which one can be most trusted to handle such high-level administrative responsibilities?

Is it a lawyer from Arkansas who spent her professional life working as an employee of law firms and riding the political coattails of her husband?

Is it a Hollywood actor who spent his time memorizing lines for TV shows and lobbying legislators as a hired gun?

Is it a junior Senator from Illinois who spent his short professional career in the courtoom and teaching school?

Is it a lawyer from New York who spent his career as a government employee and whose greatest administrative accomplishment was to fulfill his mayoral duties when disaster struck the city he served?

Finally, is it Mitt Romney, a Harvard Business School graduate who has advised the world's largest private corporations on how to efficiently manage their large budgets and complex operations?

Is it Mitt Romney, a man who founded highly regarded Bain Capital and led it to finance and manage some of the world's largest and most successful companies, including Staples, Brookstone, and Domino's Pizza?

Is it Mitt Romney, a man who as CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics successfully managed 20,000 volunteers and turned a multi-million budget deficit into a multi-million dollar profit?

Is it Mitt Romney, a man who as governor of Massachusetts inherited a 1.2 billion dollar deficit and in just three years tranformed it into a $700 million surplus?

The results speak for themselves. Mitt Romney is not only a man of solid character, intelligence, and polished presentation, but he is an outstanding administrator, a proven manager who has demonstrated his ability to successfully lead large, complex organizations. No other presidential candidate can boast such an impressive track record of administrative experience. No other candidate is so well equipped to handle the challenges of running the massive US government. Only Mitt Romney has the deep administrative experience this country needs to lead us out of the current quagmire and back to a position of economic and political stability.

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