The issues of Romney's taxes and experience at Bain Capital raise too much speculation on his personal ethics and business tactics. These issues would negatively effect a Presidential candidate's campaign.
It is one of the most important decisions any Presidential candidate makes heading into their Party's convention. It is looked at as representative of how a candidate can perform when making a tough decision.
Mitt Romney would not get the call for VP.
But, somehow, he made it through the Republican primaries without the revelation of his true value as a businessman.
Basically, he was able to pull the wool over the eyes of the entire Republican Party.
He is a liability with few Presidential attributes to offer his Party. Is this the best the Party has to offer?
One of the biggest points to what is being proved out in the forum of public opinion on Romney's participation with Bain after 1999 and his supposed leave of absence is that the papers filed with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) with his name as CEO means something to the American people.
It doesn't matter how many so-called experts say that his activity with Bain was practically nothing from 1999 forward because his name is there as the person in charge. It means something when a person's name in charge is put on paper filed with the government and it is not disputed. If he wanted to make a big deal out of it, he could have gone to court on it. He never did.
Romney must accept what the papers represent. He must take responsibility and own up to it. These are the rules that CEO's of Venture Capital type of companies play by.
He chose a career as a Venture Capitalist and made enormous wealth while under the rules of the SEC. Now, he wants to throw out the rulebook because it is no longer convenient for him.
If he so much wanted to be President of the United States, maybe he should have taken more consideration into how it would look if his name continued to be filed as CEO. He was well aware of how this scenario would look.
For whatever years Romney's name is on the paper, if jobs were outsourced, jobs were lost, companies went under or money was made in a suspect manner, he is responsible. This is the bottom line and this is how that world works.
Romney made the money and has the good life, but doesn't want anyone to know that he did it while putting his money in tax havens of foreign countries and by wheeling and dealing companies for profit without consideration to the ordinary worker.
He keeps wanting to have his cake and eat it too; he'd buy the Presidency if he could.
He wants to be the leader of the free world, but doesn't have a history of integrity that is needed for the job.
He vacations on his speed boat over the weekend, but never seems to have time to do any real work for a community.
Go help build a house with Habitat For Humanity or go do something. Maybe he could get some good press for a change.
No, he doesn't have time. He is too busy mulling over his VP candidates, even though he himself could never be one.