Let’s Compare the Candidates
This year is shaping up to be interesting campaign season. Of course since it involves a Presidential election it is most important. Perhaps, as some say the most important of our lifetime. And why could that be?
Barack Obama is of course the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue but former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wants him to move out. American voters have a huge decision put before them. Do we want a country that spreads the wealth as President Obama wants? Or do we want a country that believes in hard work and playing by the rules leads to a prosperous happy life?
Let’s start with President Obama. Certainly in my lifetime he uses a leadership style like no other President that I’ve ever followed. His style really has no name. Of course you’ve heard of different styles such as visionary, coaching, or commanding. I honestly don’t see the President being any of these. If he were a visionary wouldn’t he see the financial cliff our country is about to fall over? Coaching certainly doesn’t seem to be his style either since he never seems to meet with leaders of his own party much less the leaders of the opposition party. He’s certainly not commanding. I think that goes without even having to explain. In stark contrast let’s take a look at his competition.
Mitt Romney has actually been a leader on many occasions during his lifetime. He was of course a Governor and a very successful business man. He also led the Salt Lake City Olympics which turned out to be a glowing success after fears it would be a failure until Romney assumed the leadership role. To asses Romney’s leadership style seems very simple compared to Obama’s more complex or even invisible style. It seems Romney can adapt to almost any style when you factor in the many instances where he has actually lead.
Voters do have two distinct choices to choose from. Do we want a proven leader? One who has lead many different entities on many different occasions? Or do we want to continue down the same path? A path that seems filled with uncertainty with a leader that has yet to be defined. .