Georgetown's Michael Kazin has a snappy, incisive essay up at the New Republic about why businessmen do not usually make good politicians. Amidst all the fevered speculation about when Romney left Bain, and what is in those tax returns, Kazin's lesson is more accessible and more important: The skill set needed to be successful in business is vastly different from the skill set needed to win an election and to govern afterwards. It is worth remembering that this is Mr. Romney's fourth campaign, and in the three previous ones, he only won once.
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