I'm not thrilled with President Obama's victory. Still, I have to admit that Mitt Romney's loss left me with at least a half smile on my face. Mostly it's a result of schadenfreude, one of the baser human emotions, I admit. But I just can't help it.
Maybe Romney only admitted his mistake because he had a little extra political capital to spend after his successful debate. Or maybe he just did it because it was the right thing to do. Smart business people admit their mistakes immediately.
We saw the Republicans attacking Democrats hard on the business thing with their "we built this" message. This week, we Democrats have our turn, and how we both attack Republicans' weakness and address our own will be critically important to framing the fall debate.
Given this emphasis on his private sector experience, should we vote for Mitt for his storied business acumen hoping it will translate into concrete policies that strengthen the economy? Romney's business success is as storied as is his political tone deafness.