Do you think that prior experience as state governor is a must have requirement for preisdetial candidate?

I think it is. There is very big difference between representing one's constituence and administrative CEO job. For example, the first task of the president would be to assemble the cabinet. In Senate you learn to trade favors with important people and thus to place influence and politcal connections of a person above his/her leadership and skills. In case a candidate already has such executive experience, at least his record could be examined.

Asked By: Alexander - 1/31/2008
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Obviously not. Lincoln and Washington were never state governors, and they turned out ok. Taft, Eisenhower, Kennedy and the first Bush were never governors either. In reality, lots of our presidents have been successful without prior experience as governors.
Answered By: smcwhtdtmc - 1/31/2008
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You mean like being Governor of Texas?....How did that work out for us?
Answered By: Hillary's a has been - 1/31/2008
It helps. It is not a requirement.
Answered By: Joel W - 1/31/2008
I think having previous government experience is a good thing but shouldn't be a requirement. Previous experience as a governor doesn't neccessarily mean that he/she was a good or effective one.
Answered By: o1575 - 1/31/2008
You need not worry, it has all been taken care of... go to youtube: search for... Hacking Democracy the bumper sticker... "If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention" will make a lot of sense after you watch.
Answered By: Earth - 1/31/2008
Better then being a senator.
Answered By: Think for Myself - 1/31/2008
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