This got me to thinking about politicians. What I wrote might be taken to mean that it isn't possible to be a politician and be a very gifted individual. I'm not saying that. In fact, while experienced and capable, Romney isn't particularly gifted in politics, like he is in being an executive. I think in my lifetime though, both Reagan and Clinton had political gifts that allowed them to be very effective Presidents. If there was someone of their caliber on offer from either party I might favor them.
Obama is a good guy, and he is smart enough to understand what is going on around him. But I don't think he is smart or visionary enough to create, and his raw political skills don't compare to a Reagan or Clinton either.