Originally posted by Bilk22
Reading some of the replies, I see there are people who think a guy that can make hundreds of millions of dollars for himself and his investors, is
somehow an unintelligent idiot. The guy has degrees from Stanford, Brigham Young, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, and he rescued an Olympic
Games that was going down the toilet. Yeah he's a moron.
He does not have a degree from Stanford. He left to run away from the draft...er, I mean all the suddenly go on a two year mission trip living in a
French chateau. Then once daddy could secure him a deferment he came back and finished his under graduate degree at BYU.
Oh, and that Olympic games he rescued in 2002? Maybe the $1.3B in taxpayer money he got from the feds had something to do with it.
The mega millions he made? He only went for it after his boss (THE Mr. Bain) promised him there'd be no risk. Bain wanted his dad's contacts as an
ex-CEO of one of the largest companies then in the world and a former governor of a major state. Mitt's business success was AUTOMATIC; given the
exact scenario, a monkey could have made as much.
If you want to see the measure of his management skills, look at his campaign. Presidential campaigns are essentially the most complex of business
startups. These are giant organizations that are created from nothing, involve massive amounts of money and have a finite time period in which to
perform. Romney is failing miserably according even to the most stalwart of conservatives. This is also one of the reasons many conservatives
privately gave Obama props 4 years ago -- he masterminded and led the most successful political campaign in history.