Gov. Mitt Romney would have us believe that a business background is essential for a president, even suggesting a constitutional requirement of three years of business experience to be president. Unfortunately, history contradicts that.
Consider that Presidents Warren Harding, Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter were all successful businessmen, but less than successful one-term presidents.
And let's not forget President George W. Bush's executive experience in the oil industry and major league baseball. He submitted eight red-ink budgets, doubled the national debt, led us into two needless wars and the Great Recession.