Hey, there's one thing that we know for sure about Mitt Romney, it's that he knows all about being the boss. He might not be familiar with those round-shaped non-French pastries the commoners eat. He might not have been properly schooled in the etiquette of seating oneself atop a beer-drinker's resting-device. But he is goddamned good at sitting in the penthouse suite and telling people what to do.
So, naturally, Romney knows that, as boss, you can tell your employees how you think the should vote. You can't tell them how they have to vote. (Not yet, at any rate — give him time.) But you can strongly suggest. And, since he's running for president as a champion of the free-market — in a sense — he is the boss of all the bosses.
Which means, he gets to tell the bossses how he thinks that they should tell their employees how they think that those employees should vote. Here's Mitt Romney on a conference call with the National Federation of Independent Business…
"I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope, you pass those along to your employees. There's nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision."
You see that? You see the finesse which which these suggestions roll off his tongue. Simply masterful.
He's pretty much the Rafalca of CEO-ing.
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