The biggest issue the US currently faces is a lack of jobs and perversely we have a President who has never actually worked in the private sector. To keep this from becoming a partisan post, President Bush was in the private sector but didn’t appear to actually be successful there.
So if the next election has to do with getting Americans back to work, many people believe the best person to achieve this goal is someone who has been successful in business and has hired and fired people in their career.
Contrary to popular belief, a presidential candidate who laid people off is in the best position to understand why businesses lay off and subsequently help foster a climate where less companies consider parting with workers. A candidate who hired overseas instead of in the US is in the best position to understand why the US and US workers in particular are at a disadvantage when it comes to competing internationally.
For these and other reasons, Silicon Valley’s Marc Andreessen is endorsing Romney and even if he isn’t the most conservative person from a social perspective he understands business, global competition and has the greatest potential to help the US compete against the emerging global powerhouses of India and China.