Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
I'm an independent too. I like Romney. I've never really liked any candidate before, Republican or Democrat. I think he'll be an effective leader. He's just not a good politician.
I don't think he's a flip flopper. Frankly, I think as a business guy, he knows that it's more important to have a flexible stance than to bully your opposition into taking your position. That's the leadership that drove me crazy about Bush and drives me crazy about Obama.
I disagree that this is a notch in the belt for Romney. What I like about him is that I think he's a really super competitive guy, and his motivation is actually to stroke his ego by proving he can do this job well. Whether you disagree with him or not, it's hard to deny that he's an extremely driven guy.
It does drive me crazy that he keeps shooting himself in the foot. I don't think he's nearly as dumb as people think he is. I just think he's a bad politician and I sense that he despises that he has to pander the way he does to win elections.
I don't see him being an effective leader. Politician or not you have to be able to get others to follow you and your message.
He's a proven flip flopper which is why you can barely get him to say anything concrete now. Because he's afraid of it coming back and biting him in the ass.
I would agree that he's an extremely driven guy. It's what drives him that bothers me.