I hear conservative pundits say is that we need a president with real world business experience–not a politician. Supposedly, a president with business experience will balance the budget. When I think of presidents without a lot of “real world” business experience, I think of Obama, Clinton, Bush I, Reagan, Gerald Ford, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, and Eisenhower. When I think of presidents with business experience I think of Bush II, and Carter.
I suppose you could quibble over Reagan…but I don’t necessarily think that acting and being president of the screen actor’s guild (union) really makes him a businessman.
Of all the recent presidents, the one with the least non-governmental experience is Bill Clinton. Yet, the defecits and national debt were decreased under his watch. When Clinton took office we had a surplus, and then Bush increased the defecit more than any other president before him. As far as presidents that conservatives think is the worst ever, Jimmy Carter ranks up there. So, I wonder why conservatives think having a business person would be a good idea?
Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the ring as a conservative presidential candidate. Would that be a good idea? I don’t think so. How many times has Trump or Trump controlled businesses filed for bankruptcy? He has made himself a lot of money, but I’m not sure that he really is a good businessman. He might be good at selling himself, but I’m not sure he would make a good president. I have a hunch he would be a horrible president because he always gives me the impression that he thinks everything is simple.