A few months back I wrote an article titled "The Bicycle." The basic premise of the article was the fact you could read all the books ever written about riding a bicycle, but you could never ride one until you actually got on one and learned to control it.
Like so many other articles, I did not feel it said much and just cast it aside.
Thursday morning after the first presidential debate the commentators and pundits filled the television screen with a multitude of embarrassed reasons and excuses on why the president fumbled the ball. The general conclusion by most was Governor Romney scored all the touchdowns. One commentator gave Governor Romney an A+ and President Obama a C-.
When you think about this, you have to wonder, how can this be? President Obama is renowned for his debating skill. His rhetoric is widely acclaimed, and some consider him to be the most intelligent president we have ever had. As I pondered this, a big red neon sign flashed across my brain, "The Bicycle."
Yes, Governor Romney had learned how to control the bicycle. He learned how to work with other people, how to meet others at their level. Not only was he a successful businessman, he was an extremely good governor and he retired from the business world to make a success of the faltering Salt Lake Olympics. The truth is, nothing can replace experience.
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