The article's headline, "Mitt Romney outlines his governing plan to POLITICO," is grossly misleading, although what follows is more than just vaguely familiar.
In Politico's interview Romney outlines no "plan" at all; a style, maybe, a style universally imitated by freshly minted MBAs looking to impress the universal jadedness of Wall Street, but not a plan.
What's Romney's plan style? Are you ready for this David Mamet script--a federal government by Glengarry Glen Ross?
You asked for it:
Romney is who he is, he boldly proclaims, and he "pledged to bring corporate order to the West Wing" and he "sees life, business and governing as an exercise in problem-solving" and "He would take a hands-on, CEO approach to the job."
And there you have it. Herbert Hoover, white shirt, black tie, perfectly pressed trousers, at your door, peddling the practical wisdom of a very sincere confidence man.
That's it. That's the plan, or, at least, the stylistic roadmap.