Should Political Experience Be A Requirement for President?

May 11, 2015d

The Last Refugeby

Most people running for the office of President Of The United States have served in a political office of some kind, either at the state or federal levels.

Looking back at our first Presidents, most citizens, particularly Federalists, weren’t looking in that direction for leadership; our first Presidents were from backgrounds outside government:  George Washington was a planter, his previous political experience being Commander in Chief of the Continental Army; John Adams was a lawyer, his previous experience was as Vice President; Thomas Jefferson was a planter, and he had also served as Vice President.  Every President since then has served as a Military Commander (Eisenhower), or in a State or Federal office, in the Cabinet, or in the diplomatic corps.

The question is:  Can someone who has never served in a political office competently perform the office of the President Of The United States?  This is what the Trifecta crew has to say about it:

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