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He is very comfortable in, and exemplifies, many of the cultural attributes of the WASP elite and country club set which is increasing divorced from a rapidly diversifying US population.
Successful business leaders are almost revered in the US with an obsequious media and social milieu. That can also get you quite far in politics (ONCE) but re-election is more difficult.
Nevertheless it was appalling to see how inept his performance in Britain and Israel where. He had simply no idea how offensive he was being to host sensibilities. And he had spent some years as a Mormon missionary in France so you might have expected more sensitivity to cultural differences. There is a difference between financial and emotional intelligence and Romney is notoriously one dimensional in that regard.
But if you look at the other GOP candidates for the Presidency - Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Hermann Cain, Rick Perry- the standard is appallingly low. Newt Gingrich had some demonstrated abilities, although notoriously unstable.
The problem with having a corporate culture taking over the political space is that you don't have to be very bright to be a CEO or a front of house representative. In fact too great an intelligence can be a distinct disadvantage.
Index of Frank's Diaries
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by Metatone - Jun 8 4 comments
by Ted Welch - Jun 3 1 comment
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by Jerome a Paris - Jun 968 comments
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by Ted Welch - Jun 31 comment
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by Frank Schnittger - May 3113 comments
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