Suppose America decided that the only proper background for a good president is a track record as a businessman. Crazy, right? Oh, wait, that's what a lot of Americans (or just the media) seem to have decided.
Okay. Suppose we proposed instead a, oh, let's say, a successful landscape painter? How about, um... a beautician! Or maybe rancher? School teacher? Pastry chef? Constable? Dog breeder? Novelist? None of these is inherently ridiculous.
Of course, what's ridiculous right now in 2012 is the claim that what we need is a businessman "at the helm." God help us! And all because Mitt Romney is a businessman! Not exactly a role model.
Maybe he's crooked, maybe just sleazy, or (best case scenario) only unremittingly self-serving. Can you imagine Mitt Romney looking out of the window at the White House and asking himself, "What's best for America?" No. Romney has a record of asking himself, "What's best for me and mine?"
Corporate CEO's! Bankers! Most Americans recognize them as the very people who threw other people's jobs away, tossed decent folk out of their homes, took bailouts but showed no mercy for the people they ruined. These are the very people who are currently supporting the effort to disenfranchise as many of us as possible.
Please. No businessmen. Maybe we should consider a candidate who's had training and experience in pest control and in hazmat cleanup?