I’ve got more than a few e-mails along these lines lately (this one the most energetic among them):
As you were typing your post yesterday, Romney was giving a truly
impressive press conference re: The Big Dig (see link below). He comes
across as very smart and (if you have any knowledge of the history of
The Big Dig and the events of the last week) a damn good leader. He
seized control of the project from the Mass Turnpike Authority late last
week, and on Monday of the following week, he gives a press conference
that not only presents a specific solution to the problem at hand and a
timeline for implementing that solution, but also is replete with
explanations and drawings of the engineering principles at play!!!!
Seriously, he was drawing cross sections of the tunnel’s roof system.
I’ve always liked Romney, but I’ve always thought he’s a bit too
perfect, and for some reason I can’t explain, that turns me off. For
this reason, I never thought he’d be a good presidential nominee.
However, last year I had the privilege of hearing him speak at a Junior
Achievement dinner, and I was very impressed. He doesn’t look so
picture perfect in person, and he has a great, relaxed speaking style
and a good sense of humor. After yesterday’s press conference, I’d
eagerly support his presidential nomination. The press conference
demonstrated both his smarts and his ability to lead. By taking over
The Big Dig, he’s taking a big political risk. What happens to his
presidential aspirations if the fix he proposed yesterday doesn’t work?
As he demonstrated yesterday, clearly (a) Mitt cares more about getting
the problem at hand resolved than his own personal advancement (b) Mitt
possesses a level of smarts way beyond most of us.
Then, as my husband pointed out later yesterday, Mitt took a break to
take his wife to the Red Sox game. He didn’t seek out the press to show
he was there, but you could see him sitting several rows behind home
plate when the camera showed right handed batters at the plate from a
certain angle. Romney 2008!!!!!!
Click on link and then WHDH TV Video, Governor Romney