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Old 02-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Lantern is offline
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I didn't mean to suggest that the others were like Trump in that they were pure businessmen without any political experience or that they were running primarily on their business experience. What I wanted to examine was the idea that significant business experience in one's life was a major asset when later becoming President. That idea is certainly out there and was implicit in Bloomberg's question about whether anyone else on the stage had started a business. My point is that there no positive correlation between business experience and a successful Presidency and if anything the correlation is negative. That doesn't mean one would automatically reject a future candidate with business experience but it should not be considered a major asset either.