Tuesday, July 1st, 2008...12:17 pm
5 Reasons Why McCain Is A Better Businessman Than Obama
With the US Presidential Election looming on the horizon in just a few short months and the campaign trail hotting up, the issues that are relevant to the American public are coming under scrutiny. It’s no wonder when you think just how many problems George W Bush will be leaving behind for the next lucky man to sort out. With the economy in such a state, the business sense of both John McCain and Barack Obama is coming into question with some rather unfavorable statements being made about both men.
However, on balance, McCain just beats out Obama when it comes to answering the question of who is a better businessman. There are several reasons why McCain is a better businessman than Obama, 5 of which are outlined below so you can see for yourself just why the Republicans might be a better choice for sorting out the economy than the Democrats:
- Unwavering Principles – One thing that John McCain can never be accused of is changing his mind too often. No matter what he sets his mind on, that’s it. This makes him an excellent businessman because he has the conviction to follow through on his decisions and will never sit on the fence. Take the Iraq War for example. McCain has never backed down from his conviction that it was the right thing to do, regardless of how many others around him did. However, McCain is not the first man to have had unwavering principles and stood up to be counted when necessary. History has proved that the best businessmen are those that will take risks and put themselves on the line if they believe it is the right time and the right thing to do. McCain is no different, but Obama has yet to show any distinct signs of this until now. If McCain is putting himself out there then Obama is definitely sitting firmly on the fence.
- Experience – It’s no secret that Obama is slightly younger than McCain. In fact, that’s the understatement of the year, but McCain’s experience has got to count for something. He is not as politically green as Obama and can see through those people that are being insincere and would stab you in the back as look at you. Obama does not seem to have that down just yet. As such, McCain is less likely to get duped and manipulated into doing something that he doesn’t feel is necessarily right. This is the signature of a good businessman.
- Taxes – The issue of taxes has been a massive one as the American economy has struggled in recent months, largely thanks to the credit crunch. Somehow, and nobody is quite sure how, McCain’s tax promises have managed to please the majority of society. He has proposed to leave tax levels as they are, meaning the rate of corporate tax is only 25%. This has pleased greedy corporations for obvious reasons but it’s also pleased small businesses because it gives them a fighting chance of survival. He seems to have everyone on his side. This is definitely the mark of a good businessman. Obama, on the other hand, has pledged to increase taxes for corporations and lost votes in the primaries because he wasn’t credible on his economic policy. As such, they’re complete opposites!
- His Support – Like any good businessman, John McCain has solid heavyweight support behind him. He has more corporate power players than anyone else and received more than his fair share of the popular vote in the Republican primaries and caucuses. His ability to negotiate, please all sides and promise the world has obviously worked wonders. However, he’s got to deliver before he really proves himself as an expert negotiator and true businessman. Obama isn’t even in the running here either. He only seems to be pleasing the common man, and even then only those that don’t bear malice given the chequered racial history of the country.
- Charisma – Finally, every good businessman has to have some form of charisma to be able to carry a room, to captivate the audience and to make them listen to what he had to say. Obama doesn’t really have that. He’s OK to listen to for a while I guess, but McCain can really hold the crowd in the palm of his hand. The passion and authority he has in his voice just blows Obama out of the water!