Mighty Mitt is not my man.

If, like me, you hit the glass ceiling during your career, you know it was guys like the Republican presidential candidate that made that ceiling and keep it in place.

Bold, agressive, not letting the rules or common courtesy get in the way, they can “love” you and still fire you – the reasons are not up for  discussion and your contribution to the whole is an inconvenient truth.

Q: When did “aggressive” become synonymous with “powerful” or “bully” become synonymous with “leader”?  A: When politics became the blood sport called high level sales. Enough with the sports analogies! Candidate Romney is not a gladiator, he is a closer.

I, like many women executives, was a team player. I believe the creative tension in our country can ignite the American ingenuity that never met a problem it could not solve.

But what I saw Wednesday night was a Big Dog in a china shop, with a commanding bark and a tail that wiped out priceless objects as it wagged in self approval.

I rejected short-sighted corporatist thinking in business: there is no way I will put it in the White House.


About JKL

Not so quietly retired.

6 responses to “Mighty Mitt is not my man.

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  2. Lea

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  3. A president needs to be part statesperson, part mentor, part businessperson, part parent, and yes, part bully; especially when you need to tell foreign governments harboring some of the worst criminals on the planet that we are coming to get them (in person or via missile) despite your objections and if you get in the way we will simply blow you up along with the bad guys. Every President since Roosevelt has had to do this, including Barack Obama. I wish there had been another way, but hugging bin Laden to death was not an option. And then there are the matters of his continued drone attacks and operation of Gitmo. Let’s call those bullies #2 adn #3.

    So, if you want to disqualify all bullies, the President has to go as well.

  4. great points altogether, you just gained a new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

  5. JKL

    Dan, you make good points. My concern is that there are bullies and there are bullies. Mr. Romney is the kind that doesn’t know how to not upset Great Brittan during the olympics, to not upset his buddies in Israel, how to not upset women like me who believe the talent we need to make this country great is not limited to white male economic royalty. This is a deal breaker for me. I, like you, am not happy about drones: a post for another day.

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