Should We Vote for Mitt Romney for His Business Acumen Alone?
Mitt Romney's business acumen is fabled. With an estimated net worth of $250 million, that is, give or take a few stock options, he will not be clipping coupons anytime soon. In the GOP primaries, his main selling point as a presidential aspirant is his business success at Bain Capital. Hardly mentioned is his single term as a Republican governor in the very blue state of Massachusetts, pejoratively called Tax-a-chusetts by the Republican faithful. He single-handedly rescued the financially troubled 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics with the help of a government bailout. Given this emphasis on his private sector experience, should we vote for Mitt for his storied business acumen hoping it will translate into concrete policies that strengthen the economy?