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Romney's private-sector career, as a Harvard Business School version of the Bobs from "Office Space," isn't the stuff on which legends are built, but the experience may come in handy. Right about now, we could use a guy who likes firing people who don't provide promised services (like federal workers).
We don't need an "inspirational" president in order to start dealing with our looming fiscal catastrophe which is largely a result of promises made by inspirational presidents past. The crisis we face should be inspiration enough.
Examiner Columnist Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute and the author of The Cult of the Presidency.