i think the next president should be a good businessman.

United States
November 29, 2009 2:55pm CST
the economy sucks and laws are not enforced enough. what we need is a business-type person who can handle both. we do not need someone who majored in law.
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@tokouchi (370)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
If someone runs a country like he runs his business then that will be a big problem. A businessman's aim is to earn money. If you think carefully, he knows that he will hold the position for only 6 years, then after that someone replaces him. A businessman would ALWAYS try to make the most OUT of his stay. That can't be good. I do believe that competence is something we must look into in choosing a candidate but there is always something more to it than just their competence. We need someone with a strong political will to invoke change into our country. A moral leader, a righteous leader, a leader willing to purge politics of it's corruption and not use it to enrich himself (unlike what a businessman would do).
• United States
4 Dec 09
yeah. but our economy sucks.
• Denmark
29 Nov 09
I do agree with you that economy has to be a very big thing, when you are a president, but I do not agree that it would be clever to hire a man who is all about business. Then he would forget about the climate, the people and the animals in the country. A president needs to be versitle and like a cameleon.
• United States
29 Nov 09
those things you said are factors that affects business so it is still ok
@rsa101 (22796)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Well I think we have an economist president right now but our economy is not that good either. I agree with fatherblogger in here saying that a president must have political will in enforcing what is good for the country. The problem withour president is they are eassily swayed by their allies who are there for their own personal gains and their real intentions for the country are disrupted because of political debts they have to pay after elections.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
Actually, all presidents and presidential candidates are good businessmen. Otherwise, where will they get their money to run anyway? But then, I believe it's their political will to help us venture into business. I even think that entrepreneurship should be taught as early as in high school.