Okay, it’s no secret that presidential candidates tend to be well off, to say the least…
Is this good or bad?
Good- the president will understand money, and its uses. He’ll also be better connected, and understand social situations better than, say, someone from rural Pigfarm, TX.
Bad- he has no understanding of what it’s like to be poor- how can someone who grew up a millionaire understand what it’s like to eat ramen noodles for dinner every day, 'cause that’s all you can afford? Also, having had lots of money growing up, and never wanting for necessities, does he understand the value of hard work as much as someone who’s been doing whatever job is available, just to make ends meet?
So which is better? I can see both sides, but… I grew up somewhat poor, and I don’t believe W empathizes with those intimately familiar with poverty.
All other things being equal, is it better for the Prez to be wealthy, or one of the “little guys”?