Not to a point where you claim that you can do a better job than people
who have had years experience in politics on various levels of
government. ~ Rocketman
You can tell that Rocketman knows shit about the US constitution, American History, how America Works, and why America has been the most powerful Country for the past 245 years.
Having held an elected position before serving in the White House
certainly does not guarantee a president will perform well in the
highest office in the land.
Consider James Buchanan,
a skilled politician who consistently ranks as the worst president in
history among many historians because of his failure to take a position
on slavery or negotiate during the Secession Crisis.
Eisenhower, meantime, often performs well in surveys of American
political scientists and historians even though he never held elected
office before the White House.
So, of course, does Abraham Lincoln, one
of America's greatest presidents but someone who had little previous