- Posted October 9, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
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Romney- Being a Leader Is About Responsibility Not Ability
Being a leader isn't about ability. It's about responsibility.
When has Mitt Romney accepted responsibility for any of the bad calls he's made for the people of this country?
Or Republicans. Have they accepted any blame for the problems this country faces?
No. Both Romney and the GOP blame Obama.
Seems to be a lot of 'responsibility' for one man to shoulder.
Maybe that's why Obama's President. He's responsible and Romney and the GOP are not.
Doubt me? Ask a Republican who's to blame for where we are as a nation and they will tell you, "It's Obama's fault".
Of course lower unemployment numbers showing UI under 8% didn't play into their carefully orchestrated plan to make Obama a 'one term president' so they called out, "Conspiracy".
So where are we in our recovery in spite of Republican obstructionism?
Unemployment numbers are lower. The stock market has hit all time highs. Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.
All that is Obama's fault and the GOP will agree. Right?
Romney believes he's only made one mistake in his entire life.
What was that mistake?
He thought he made one- a mistake, that is.
This morning, Mitt Romney said, "He's going to be a leader".
When is THAT going to happen, Mr. Romney?
'Going to be' suggests the future and the future never comes. Have you seen a sign on the back of the bar that says, "Free Beer Tomorrow"?
And the sign says tomorrow, what?
Going to be a leader?
Leaders are not just responsible for the good calls. You've got to be responsible for the bad ones.
Romney has denied making any 'bad calls'.
At Bain Capital, Romney's decisions affected people's lives.
As President, his 'calls' will affect a great deal more lives- not just a man's livelihood but his literal life or his son's life.
Romney's wife, Ann, says that Mitt hasn't really hit anything he couldn't beat.
Some people are so used to winning that losing something just hasn't occurred to them.
As President, there are many 'no -win' scenarios.
It appears that Romney hasn't faced this before and if he has, he hasn't learned the lesson form that scenario.
You can't trick you way out of a situation that requires having character if you don't have a strong moral compass.
Being a leader sometimes involves losing something of value, getting hit, then getting back on your feet and moving forward.
You're not really a leader until you've lost and accepted responsibility for having lost.
When have Republicans accepted the responsibility for the Iraq War and having allowed the financial crisis through their deregulation of banking policy?
What about the nation's deficit that they started? No. No admission of guilt for those bad choices either.
How are Americans supposed to believe a leader that denies his or their role in a poor decision?
We can't and we don't.
Yes, Mr. Romney. You have the ability.
But, being a leader isn't just about ability. It's about responsibility. As yet, I haven't seen you or the GOP accept your role as leaders.