There is a reason we refer to government as the “Ship of State” and not “Government Inc.” That’s why ship captains make much better templates for President than CEOs and Mittgate shows it. When a ship runs aground the captain is ALWAYS responsible. There is no ducking responsibility by saying, “Someone else was piloting the boat.” The ship ran aground. It happened on your watch. You are responsible, regardless of the bone-headed mistakes your crew may have made. It’s called the “responsibility of command”.
Unfortunately, political campaigns are becoming easier and easier to predict even if the outcomes aren’t. However, there is plenty to differentiate the candidates. The problem is trying to figure out what the differences are. Perhaps the easier way is to differentiate candidates’ supporters instead. First up, Willard Mitt Romney’s Romneylans. Don’t worry Obamunists; you’ll have your chance in the fish barrel too.
You may be a Romneylan if…
A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you’re talking about big money – big money like the half a quadrillion dollars Barclays Bank manipulated by illegally fixing interest rates effecting mortgages and loans around the globe. That makes Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan losses – originally at $2 billion, now $9 billion and counting – look like some lost change from the shoebox at a lemonade stand.