Later, Romney was asked to describe which essential qualities an excellent leader should possess. Romney described someone very unlike himself; instead, he described someone who’d remind some people of President Obama. Here’s the transcript from CBS’s website:
Pelley: What are the essential qualities of a leader?
Romney: Well, a leader has to have the capacity to build trust in the people he or she works with. People have to look at that person and say, “I may disagree with them. But I know where they stand. And I can trust them.” A leader has the capacity of vision, the ability to see where things are headed before people in general see those things.
When comparing Obama and Romney, there’s no question which one voters see as more trustworthy and consistent. Romney has flip-flopped on every issue from healthcare to gay marriage, so we don’t know where he stands. Romney’s also talked behind the backs of Americans, saying he’s “not concerned with the very poor” and “it’s not his job to worry about those people” – the 47% of Americans that don’t “take responsibility for their own lives.”
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