Mitt Romney Wants a Constitutional Amendment Requiring that Presidents Have Business Experience — Seriously
Mitt Romney is a hot mess. It seems a day doesn’t go by without him saying something stupid, or doing something stupid, or aligning himself with someone stupid, or saying something stupid. Wait — I said that already.
But this time, he really said something stupid, y’all.
From Think Progress:
“I was speaking with one of these business owners who owns a couple of restaurants in town,” Romney said. “And he said ‘You know I’d like to change the Constitution, I’m not sure I can do it,’ he said. ‘I’d like to have a provision in the Constitution that in addition to the age of the president and the citizenship of the president and the birthplace of the president being set by the Constitution, I’d like it also 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 continued: “You see then he or she would understand that the policies they’re putting in place have to encourage small business, make it easier for business to grow.
Umm, okay Mitt. Whatever you say.
Clearly the sum total of the duties of the President of United States is to make it “easier for business to grow.” It’s not like presidents surround themselves with advisers (like economic advisers) who probably have some pretty good ideas about what policies will encourage small business and make it “easier for business to grow.”
Besides, contrasting the 25 straight months of economic growth growth due to the economic policies of the skinny black community organizer (who, by the way, spent 12 years at a private law firm) with Mitt Romney’s record of creating jack squat when Romney was governor of Massachusetts (47th in job creation!); not to mention the fact that the policies which Romney will adopt are the same failed policies of the Bush Administration, I say we’re doing alright with the current Dude-in-Chief.
Also, if you’re so inclined, check out the Think Progress for a list of presidents who wouldn’t have made the cut under Romney’s “Business Experience Amendment.”
The Mittastrophe marches inexorably onward.