Rose asked Mr. Obama, "Do you believe his presidency would be a disaster, because this is a man who's been a successful businessperson. Does that disqualify him or make him appropriately a candidate for a political office? How do you take the measure of his business experience?"Now, you know me -- I certainly have no dog in this staged, scripted, sham fight. Mittens or the O-bomber? I can't tell the difference anyway, because there isn't one. Still, there's something very comical about Our Glorious Current Leader, he of the truly microscopic resume, sniffing judiciously at pretty nearly anyone else's curriculum vitae. A good laugh is something we all need these days ... so thanks, Barack!
Mr. Obama said, "I do not think at all it disqualifies him. But I also think it's important if that's his main calling card, if his basic premise is that 'I'm Mr. Fix-It on the economy, because I made a lot of money.'"
Rose said, "But that's not what he's saying."
"Well, no, that is to - to some degree," Mr. Obama said. "What he says is he understands the economy and the private sector."
Rose said, "And they built businesses and they bought businesses and made them better."
"Well, they invested - they invested," said Mr. Obama said. "So that's his premise. I think it is entirely appropriate to look at that record and see whether, in fact, his focus was creating jobs and he successfully did that. And when you look at the record, there are questions there that have to be asked."
Mr. Obama suggested that the Romney campaign still has work to do in explaining what the presumptive GOP nominee's "theory is about how to grow the economy."
"This is the nature of running for president," added Mr. Obama.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The National Human Resources Manager
Never doubt that your prexy, Mr. Barack Obama, is always thinking about how he can serve you. He knows that you -- the voter (unlike me) -- will exercise a critical and momentous choice this fall. You'll be able to choose between a cautiously-beige guardian of corporate interests and established war criminal, Mr. Barack Obama, and a cautiously-somewhat-Mormon guardian of corporate interests and aspiring war criminal, Mr. Mitt Romney. And, since this is the usual safely-scripted choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, he knows you'll need to scrape the muck deeply to find any distinguishing criterion by which to make this crucial "choice." So Mr. Barack Obama's here to talk qualifications: