That isn't logical. Does it follow that Clinton would be the same failed administrator as Carter was? Or that W would be the same leader as Reagan was. Each electionand each candidate stands on its own. The only real past you can go by is each candidate's past. If you do that then you compare BHO's poor record the last 4 years and his previous lack of experience in any job to Romney's successful leadership at Bain, as savior of the Salt Lake Olympics, as Gov of Mass.