Printers Make Presidential Run –DeWese
And, I might add, selfishly, the legalization of marijuana would greatly help my printing industry, which is hurting. We would get a lot of new printing for packaging, labels, store displays, etc.
Harris: Thank you Herm. That was very informative. Have you calculated how many jobs this would create?
Herm: Yes. My accountant estimates that it will create more than 40,000 jobs in the private sector.
Mañana Man (Rubbing his hands together and smiling greedily): Herm you've got my vote. We're rapidly running out of time and will only have time for one more candidate tonight. Lois Thomas, you're the only African American female printing company owner in the United States. What qualifies you to represent the Graphic Arts Coalition and become president?
Lois: Thank you. I own Thomas Graphic Industries, which is the 50th largest printing company in the United States and my plant is in Chicago. I have an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at the University of Chicago. I founded my company and we now have 550 associates. We print for Fortune 500 consumer goods companies and we have been profitable for the past 20 years.
I am a superior salesperson and generate personal print sales of more $25 million annually. I know I can bring Republicans and Democrats together to enact legislation that will get America growing again. I ask for your votes. By the way, I will see to it that more women are appointed to senior positions in my administration.
Harris: We're out time and we will hear from the other nine candidates at the next debate session. Meanwhile, get out there and sell something! PI
About the Author
Harris DeWese is the author of "Now Get Out There and Sell Something" and "The Mañana Man, Books II and III," available at www.piworld.com/bookstore. He is chairman of Compass Capital Partners and also authors the annual "Compass Report." DeWese has completed more than 150 printing company transactions and is viewed as the industry's preeminent deal maker. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.