Some business tactics backfire
We are now less than 60 days from the election. It is time for Mitt Romney to move from election tactics designed to get votes, to a discussion of the policies he will pursue. He could start by telling us what he intends to do to, or for, or about, the 47 percent. I find it maddening that he and his vice presidential candidate refer so often to the "Romney Plan" for this or that, without ever providing specifics.
In business, trade secrets are often crucial to commercial success. Think of the chaos that would ensue if the Coca-Cola formula got out of the safe or the 11 herbs and spices were published on the Internet.
Public policy is different. Voters are entitled to details on how a candidate intends to govern. This is doubly true of Romney, since he has moved 180 degrees from many of the positions he espoused as governor. His greatest business deals probably relied on absolute secrecy until the last moment, but, he is not in business anymore. In order to "close the deal" on the presidency of the United States, secrecy is the least desirable approach. I hope that the debates will spur him to provide some specifics, but I won't hold my breath.
Francis J. Lynch