On our first day in Tampa, we had the pleasure of talking to Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA. Gary has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times, he has received annual recognition from The Hill since 2006 as a “top lobbyist” in Washington and Washington Life magazine has named him one of the 100 most influential people in Washington, D.C. Gary is also a frequent contributor on policy and small business issues for Forbes.
Given Gary’s background, and status as an independent Romney supporter, we were keen to hear his views on this election, what’s at stake, and why Gary thinks Governor Romney would be a better President than our incumbent — better for business and better for the economy. We talk about healthcare, spending, the deficit, innovation and the fight for an open internet. Lastly, Gary tells us about an organization he’s personally involved in: No Labels. With a tag line like “Stop Fighting Start Fixing” I can safely say that we’re on the same page and we hope to be a part of what they’re doing.
- Gary Shapiro: Mr. President, Stop the Personal Attacks (huffingtonpost.com)
- Internet Freedom. Will Both Parties Put Out Official Statements? (article-3.com)