Mark Warner

Warner, still a business guy, deep down

Warner, still a business guy, deep down

Deep down, Sen. Mark Warner says, he still feels a lot like a businessman — and that was a side of himself he showed to about 200 College of William and Mary students on a two-day swing through the Peninsula this week.

Telling them he wanted to talk about Russia and about the state of American capitalism, the former cell phone executive turned governor and then Senator, trotted out a line familiar to his staff: "I've been a businessman longer than than I've been a politician."

And that's given him a perspective that he's not sure enough of the nation's leaders are thinking about.

"Something has happened to capitalism, everything has accelerated so...