If Good Businessman Makes Good President, Bush Shouldn't Run

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    Apr 17, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    NYT: Business ventures and involvement with a pump manufacturer caused difficulties for Jeb Bush, who is expected to seek the Republican Party’s nomination for president.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/us/politics/for-jeb-bush-the-businessman-lawsuits-and-bad-publicity.html
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    Apr 17, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    icon_neutral.gif Thomas Jefferson died heavily in debt and bankrupt.
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    Apr 17, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    I don't see much of a connection. Good leadership skills are not always a characteristic of a successful businessman, in my experience it is rare, and absolutely necessary in the president.

    Good salesmanship is a common trait, I'd say, but the goals of someone running a company are at odds with the goals of someone running the country.
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    Apr 17, 2015 1:53 PM GMT
    Physiqueflex said...Good leadership skills are not always a characteristic of a successful businessman, in my experience it is rare...


    WT?
    It is absolutely critical to have good leadership skills in business. That is why so many businesses fail.
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    Apr 17, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    Physiqueflex said...Good leadership skills are not always a characteristic of a successful businessman, in my experience it is rare...


    WT?
    It is absolutely critical to have good leadership skills in business. That is why so many businesses fail.


    I didn't say it wasn't a desirable trait. I said it was rare, but I disagree about it being critical. I have worked for some successful business people who had poor leadership skills, but they usually have revolving doors on the employee entrance. My last ever employer, for example.
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    Apr 17, 2015 4:09 PM GMT
    As opposed to Hillary who accepts millions of dollars from countries where gays are executed by stoning and young girls are sold into slavery.