John Stossel writes about Herman Cain’s presidential ambitions at Reason.
Now I don’t know much about Herman Cain, nor am I going to endorse him, but I certainly think there’s a lot to be said for someone with his type of background. The skills that leading a business requires are not exactly the same skills that a member of congress might have. But maybe they’re the right skills to be president.
A business executive knows how to find the people he can successfully delegate to. He doesn’t know everything himself, but he knows how to find the people who do have the knowledge. And isn’t that what the presidency is about anyway? The president doesn’t do everything himself, he just knows how to get people together and make decisions.
Maybe the experienced executive for chief executive of the nation wouldn’t be such a bad thing.