I'm swamped with the miscellaneous blahs this week (coming up on exam time) but while I am otherwise occupied, can someone tell the talking heads to quit calling Mitt Romney a "businessman?" He is an investor, a banker, a finance guy, a money man and from a survey of his record, there is no reason to think he knows anything about the actual operation of a business. He does know how to take over somebody else's business and squeeze unsuspected money out of it for his cronies at the country club, but that's a different skill set altogether. For the actual work of conceiving, developing and above all executing a business plan, there's not the slightest evidence that he knows any more about it than an old burnt stump.
Perhaps worst, I'd speculate that he doesn't grasp how limited his knowledge really is. He seems like a man of limited imagination (aka "laser like focus"), trained in the kind of analysis they teach via the Harvard B School case method. It's been more than a generation since Harvard taught anybody actually how to run anything (except incidentally and by accident). Since Romney has lived almost his entire life in that particular cocoon, he's almost never been challenged to think outside it. The likely consequence is that he is not only ignorant, but largely ignorant of his own ignorance.