Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Time To Step It Up

I realize I'm probably not speaking for the majority with this post, but I like Mitt Romney.  He's bright, has proven himself in countless endeavors, understands the economy, and is what many greedy Wall Street Journal Republicans like myself have been waiting for for a long time:  a libertarian capitalist who doesn't really waste time on the social stuff.  Ten times better than McCain and probably better than Bush too.

Having said that I think he's running a shoddy campaign right now.  He's letting the Obama people write the narrative and is reacting to everything.  Playing defense for the next three months simply ain't gonna work when half the electorate is already black, hispanic, or stupid.

The truth is that Bain Capital and firms like it are incredibly productive for our economy.  Creative destruction boosts productivity by buying up inefficient companies, destroying the wasteful jobs there, and replacing them with ones that actually create value.  As callous as it sounds, outsourcing is very good for the economy as well.  It lowers costs and frees up resources at home.  We need a candidate who can articulate these things.  And unlike Bush and McCain, we actually have one this time around.  The trouble is he's been too timid thus far to enunciate these points.

Good VP pics:  Marco Rubio, Chris Christie
Bad VP picks:  Condi Rice and anyone associated with the Bush Administration


HANK said...

We once fired an administrative staff member within her first 4 hours of employment. Come to find out, the attractive young lady could not type a complete sentence.

That was the proudest moment of my career; to know our partners refused to bat an eye on a non-emotional economic decision for the benefit of profits.

If our firm were to receive federal funding no matter what our performance, the idiot would still be dribbling over fragmented sentences and how to keep the earned income credit rather than working a full year.

HANK said...

I guess my point is for Romney to expound the same virtues of Bain Capital. Firing someone not only benefits the company as a whole and the other valuable employees, it lets the fired individual know their faults and the need to improve. Waste is eliminated.
Government funded ventures have no need to make those decisions since the revenues will arrive no matter what. Thus the slimy green energy venture failures.

I think I now agree with you, Pat. I was originally upset with Romney's nomination.