CEOs Need Not Apply: Six Businessmen Who Failed In The White HouseJune 1st, 2012 4:18 pm Henry Decker
Earlier this week, Mitt Romney spoke approvingly of a supporter’s plan to amend the Constitution “to say that the president has to spend at least three years working in business before he could become president of the United States.”
Romney’s requirement would have prevented most of America’s greatest presidents — such as Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt — from taking office. Some of America’s worst presidents would have met the standard, however.
Here are six presidents whose extensive business experience didn’t translate well to the Oval Office: