By David Bozeman
Want to annoy a liberal? Tell one that America needs a business-person
as president to put our economic house in order. Most libs will,
however subtly, react defensively, given that their experiment in
"transforming" America has turned out — how to put it mildly? —
disastrous, with even Democratic campaign officials using Titanic
The standard reply (and we're hearing it more and more) is that running
the country and running a business are two different things. The
responsibilities and consequences of leading a nation can be, and
usually are, far graver than those of, say, running a fast-food empire.
There is some truth to that. As we are reminded, the president doesn't
enjoy the luxury of firing members of the opposing party. But the
significant advantage of electing a business leader — or, at the very
least, one who appreciates the dynamics of a free economy — is having
someone who has been held accountable. Accountability, providing goods
and services that people want, satisfying stockholders are the defining
traits of a free economy. It isn't complicated nor is it just one of
many competing economic theories out there. It's common sense.
That, in part, explains the appeal of Herman Cain. And the GOP's
flirtation with Donald Trump a few months back. And why Mitt Romney, a
mere one-term governor, remains a front-runner. It's his life-long
devotion to business where common sense can mean the difference between
solvency and shutting the doors for good.
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