“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
- Thomas Jefferson.
Action has delineated and defined Mitt Romney. Having dual degrees in law and in business, and having a Father who wielded legal coercive power, Romney chose to enter Private Equity, where only reason and persuasion can be used. This evinces that Romney is not a power-luster, and that he is challenged by wealth creation employing skills, innovation, and uncoerced trade.
He financed a start-up, Staples, which now employs around a hundred thousand. Other financiers scoffed at the idea of Staples, but Romney identified with the virtue of saving on paperclips. He financed Bright Horizons, which evinces his concern for the innocents and for parents who want to work.
"In 1998, after 38 years of ownership, Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan announced his retirement and sold 93 percent of the company to Bain Capital for about $1 billion. At the time, Domino’s had 1000 stores, and employed about 16,000 people." Today, Domino’s has 45,000 employees.
Romney performed the business of capitalism for 25 years. After which, he served his country in other ways. At the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, he inherited a $370 million deficit. He left behind a $100 million surplus, contributing $1 million of his own money, & drawing no salary for 3 years. As governor with an 85% Democratic legislature, drawing $1 annual salary for 4 years, Romney cut taxes 19 times, turning a $3B deficit into a $2B surplus.