I’m an immigrant to the U.S., as I’ve written before (read “Only in America”). I’m very patriotic. So, I watch closely the campaigns for the Presidency. I’m a registered Independent.
Frankly, I’m disappointed with both sides. The campaigns have really focused on 30-second ads, that try to be “dramatic” and catch our attention. In a few cases, the ads are dishonest.
I wish the politicians would treat us like adults.
The President of the U.S., for me, is the CEO of the country. So, I use my VC lens when looking at Romney and Obama: who has good judgment? At the end of the day, that’s what you pay the CEO of a start-up to do: make tough decisions with often limited data. In other words, apply judgment.
I’m still waiting for evidence of this from both candidates.