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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (5)
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
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
New job opportunities added daily. Search Virginia jobs now!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.