The last two notable businessmen who made it to the White House where? GW Bush and Herbert Hover. Let's consider the current R Nominee Is he fit? The guy seems to have small clues of what a US President really has to do. Why? businessman are into buying loyalty while looking at the business bottom line. Politicians are into growing people knowing business will follow.
Once folk could come here from the old world with some advantages. Women and minorities where 'forced' to step aside and give them a hand. Absent the right to vote.
Many made good livings a few made great fortunes. Others were suppressed, on the promise of 'a better day.' And went along while peacefully pushing for progress.
The R-Con nominee is suggesting a rough return to 'olden days,' For those who yearn and need the old social advantages over women and minorities to 'keep up'? Its like fools gold.
Today, minorities and globally admired American women represent lucrative markets here and abroad. - are on a hard march, past regional rustics, stuck in petty past favor..
The R nomine is apparently making a business pitch.
Think of the pep talk..'Say anything.', Make the sale..
'I know you are angry. This is your last chance. Keep them down and hold them back.' They are going to leave you behind. Typical sales talk. 'Tell rustics' ie 'rugged individualist' what they want to hear.' 'Then take money, run home and take a hot shower.'
On business men in politics...
The most successful businessman ever elected president had to be the world-renowned engineer and investment banker Herbert Hoover, whose exceptional humanitarian efforts after World War I almost certainly saved Belgium from widespread starvation. President Hoover left office with 25 percent of his nation unemployed.More pep talk. - 'We don't like a growing US Government.' 'Let them cheer for their own demise.' 'Stroke their desires. See the fire in their eyes.' Know the rustics want to put women and others back in their place.'
George W. Bush bounced around the Texas oil business until he struck gold as the businessman-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team. When the nation elected his successor in 2008, the younger President Bush's job approval rating was just 25 percent positive and 70 percent negative.
John Stewart puts it bluntly: "The truth is that you search in vain for a single example — just one — of a successful businessman who then took his business experience and used it to become a successful president of the United States. "
Why is this the case? Because, according to Stewart, "running a successful business venture — like Bain Capital, to pick one at random — has almost nothing in common with leading the United States as her president."
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The salesman says, 'Lift me up to be your, first lord and master.. I mean President. I can save the nation from impending disaster!'
Of course they cheer. A business man thinks, 'Voters are customers. - 'Always tell the customer exactly what they want to hear.' ' Make the sale. Then get in your BMW and bail.'
Where you make money and take the money are two separate things.
Here is more..
Unlike the businessman who is praised for his forceful decision-making, the successful president must not just make wise decisions, he must also be able to persuade the country, the Congress and powerful interest groups to accept his decision. The president — unlike the CEO who mostly has to answer only to a like-minded board of directors and his company's bottom-line — has to be able to inspire, to court, to intimidate, to negotiate and, yes, to yield.A business man thinks... Get what I want. Have my way. Eat their food. Drink their beverage. Dance with fair mates. Then... Leave them and their vitriolic, bad for business debates. - The R-con challenger knows his base ie customer. 'I don't don't owe 'them' anything. They are voting for me out of hate.'
John Stewart is right. The presidency is a far more complicated, demanding and multifaceted job than that faced by any corporate chairman or CEO, where to quote Will Rogers, who died in 1935, "the business of government is to keep the government out of business, unless business needs government aid."
It turns out that being a successful businessman may well preclude you from becoming a successful U.S. president.
Business men are valued and rewarded, at levels that put most politicians to shame. They are just not built for government.
Its a totally different game.
It like Michael Jordan trying to play baseball. Like a monk trying to get rich.