Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Debate #3 As Job Interview: Hire Obama, Show Romney The Door

When I had administrative jobs in city halls, I interviewed a lot of people for a lot of jobs, and often the final list got paired down to a couple of candidates who'd come in for the final interview, one right after the other for an instant comparison.

Sometimes that last interview pair was a close, hiring call, and sometimes not, and as I watched the debate tonight I saw one qualified candidate - - Barack Obama - - and one unqualified candidate - - Mitt Romney.

Romney was the kind of interviewee who'd done a little brushing up and knew a few names and places, but had no depth, comprehensive view or analysis or understanding, and basically got by on a resume, personal charm and nice suit.

Obama was in command of facts, their connections, nuances, and their historical consequences  - - in other words, the big picture. He absolutely outshone Romney.

Who won the interview was never in doubt: Obama.

The Romney file goes back in the applicants' binder. On the bottom.

And I'd have also been on the phone to Human Resources, or the chair of the screening panel when the last interview was over to ask why that Romney guy had made it to the final round.


Reagan's Disciple said...

.... if you want your business to fail.

Regardless of your political views, Romney is clearly more Presidential.

What happened to the Hope & Change? Obama has become an angry and bitter person who has difficulty handling criticism.

A. Wag said...

Mitt will always have his mission work in France . . . .

Anonymous said...

2 more weeks of Hillary and Bill

Anonymous said...

did romney pass the drug test?

Boxer said...

Rayguns is becoming as irrelevant as his dead namesake . . . and current presidential candidate empty suit.

Reagan's Disciple said...


Just working to get out the vote.

Things are going well here in Wisconsin for Romney/Ryan. Very positive contacts in some surprising areas!

...oh, and I like the typical liberal attempt to marginalize. At least try to be creative.