Monday, October 05, 2009

Our glory 

Which Republican presidential candidate said this?

"I'm in business and proud of it. Nobody can make me soft-pedal any fact in my business career. After all, business is our way of life, our achievement, our glory."

Damn straight.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 05, 01:24:00 AM:

Trick question? I'm saying no one has.

Link, over  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 05, 01:31:00 AM:

Wendell Willkie.

Link, corrected  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 05, 01:55:00 AM:

Herbert Hoover.

Wasn't Willkie a democrat?

Btw, there is one area where you can soft-pedal in business: raising capital in the capital markets through public offerings. Last year was all about that.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Mon Oct 05, 09:40:00 AM:

But profit, as in "the for-profit medical establishment" is now a dirty word among the socialist left and right.

How far we have fallen.  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Mon Oct 05, 10:42:00 AM:

Fun! There have been a lot of Republican candidates. If I were to take a wild guess, it would not be Hoover, who pretty much had a career in government, but Calvin Coolidge.


By Blogger MoonPie, at Mon Oct 05, 04:05:00 PM:

Ross Perot?  

By Blogger MoonPie, at Mon Oct 05, 04:06:00 PM:

Oops, not a Republican. Never mind.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 05, 04:58:00 PM:

George H.W. Bush

Just a wild stab in the dark.

When you think about it, not many big time Republicans were actually IN any kind of business, let alone successful.
Eisenhower was a career soldier, Reagan was an actor, Nixon was a lawyer and a lifetime politician, ditto Ford.
TR was also a lifetime politician, although he did lots of other things, like ranching (part time). But he wasn't exactly a patron of "business".


By Anonymous Patrick, at Mon Oct 05, 06:23:00 PM:

It has the sound of the 1920's or 1930's. I think business has been so demonized and villified recently that even a republican would not say that today. I'll go with Coolidge.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Oct 05, 08:11:00 PM:

Willkie it was. And, yes, he had been a Democrat, but was perhaps the most prestigious opponent of FDR, who demonized Willkie's business, the growth industry of his era, the electric utilities.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Oct 06, 12:46:00 AM:

I'm going with Mitt Romney.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Oct 06, 02:10:00 PM:

I'm still going with Mitt Romney.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Oct 06, 03:16:00 PM:

Huckabee said "Mitt Romney looks like the guy who fires you" and he's right. In a general election Romney will get his ass kicked, unless we're in a total financial meltdown.

Palin would win a Republican straw poll today -- and -- has promise -- but won't be ready by 2012. She too could lose in a general, even to Obama.

The Republicans need someone else.  

By Blogger Noumenon, at Tue Oct 06, 03:19:00 PM:

I'm going to third anonymous's vote, leaving the thread consensus at three votes for Mitt Romney, two for Coolidge and TH bringing up the rear with his Willkie theory.  

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