From this NYT article comes this pandora’s box of a statement from a BO campaign manager:
“This is not about private equity or how Romney ran his company,” Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager for Mr. Obama, told reporters recently. “It’s about whether his business experience there qualifies him to be president.”
Uh huh. If we’re going to start asking if Romney’s business experience qualifies him to be president then shouldn’t we also start asking if BO’s business experience qualifies him to be president. Oh, right. BO has no business experience.
Never mind the bigger issue: that being president has nothing to do with having business experience, nor is business experience a necessary prerequisite for being a good or bad president. Business experience is a complete canard. But, if we’re going to raise the issue it ought to be done symmetrically.