First, let us examine what it means to be able to see the ‘big picture’ and why it is important in a Leadership role.
Ask any owner of a company or leader of an organization and they will tell you that the success of the industry will depend on how effective Leaders are at looking at the ‘big picture’. A short explanation of the ‘big picture’ would be an individual’s overall perspective of a situation or matter and thinking about both the short and long-term benefits of a problem while consulting with others to accomplish the goal. Attainment in this situation may be Success, profit, and expansion.
I am compelled to believe Gov. Mitt Romney would be better suited at looking at both the immediate and resounding effects of a situation and focusing in on what is important and then taking action to resolve our current National problems than a former Community Organizer like President Obama who sees the solution to every problem as someone else’s responsibility.
I recently read an enlightening article entitled South Side Veterans for Truth posted on the Wall Street Journal by James Taranto. You can find the article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122075869303807633.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet. I found this selection from the editorial to be the most informative.
“Reader, when your toilet breaks, do you wait around for some Ivy League hotshot to show up and organize a meeting so that you can use your collective strength to wring concessions from the powers that be? Or do you call a plumber?”
This question sums up the 2012 Presidential Election pretty nicely and our choice in candidtates. A Politician would use their powers and charm to figure out who should pay for the service while the toilet remains broken. A Leader calls a plumber.
Is it too much to ask for someone with a few leadership skills; someone who can get the job done; someone who can build a relationship with the Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians and Conservatives?
President Obama has so far established he has neither the talent nor the heart to do so, even with those of his own party. This unnatural ideology on Social Justice for the Common Good of the whole has reduced his vision to that of a ‘pipe dream’ that has moved this country and her people not forward, not backward, but in a downward spiral of self-pity, resentment, irresponsibility and uselessness.
The Democrats narrative is that President Obama can relate to the Little People. I do not buy it and honestly, I am not interested in relatedness.
I am going mystic here, but stick with me if you can.
For those unfamiliar with the Tarot, let me enlighten you on the Seventh Major Arcana Card – The Chariot. It is one of my favorite cards of the deck representing reconciliation. And, who can’t use a little self-compromise now and again?
In some decks, the Charioteer is portrayed as a powerful masculine figure controlling the reigns of two beasts, one black and one white – racists, I know. The animals are sometimes shown as unicorns or the winged horse, Perseus. The animals are pulling in opposite directions, yet the charioteer has a strong hand on the reigns and is able to lead the team in one direction, toward one goal. Reducing the national debt currently at 16 trillion would be a worthy accomplishment.
On an emotional level, this card represents inner conflict and the need to reconcile our opposing natures – the Yen and the Yang, the masculine and the feminine, the sinner and the saint, and so forth. The Charioteer must be able to bring two opposing forces together in order to resolve conflict and accomplish something meaningful. Symbolism abounds here.
On a political level, whether this is through experience or sheer dent of will, I feel Mitt Romney has proven to have the ability to Lead and accomplish the goals America requires in bringing her back to glory once again. Greatness does not apologize, it inspires.
President Obama, however, has confirmed with his tenacity to bypass the people’s elected officials and has no use for reconciliation or bipartisanship while exhibiting a frightful tendency towards more dictorial accomplishments.
When often the solution to the problem at hand was to take the middle road between incompatible elements, President Obama complained about the checks and balances of our representative government laid out in the constitution and railed at the injustice of it all. That is not Leadership. That is a failure to communicate. That is Failure – plain and simple.
I don’t know if Mitt Romney will make a better President than our current one – my crystal ball is on back order. I do know with certainty that we need someone who can look at the Big Picture and take the reins of opposition with strength and guidance. Our other choice is a person who leads from behind, blaming his lack of Leadership on everyone else.
If you want a Politician – I would say go ahead and vote for President Obama. If you want a Leader – vote for Mitt Romney. I acknowledge the Libertarian Gary Johnson and I agree with some of his views. He currently has 6% of the vote and a snow ball’s chance in hell of winning.