Although the economy tops the list of voters’ concerns, the
combined business experience of the candidates of the major parties in the US
Presidential elections is negligible...
...or at least it was until last Friday when Governor Sarah
Palin of Alaska was named as a candidate for Vice President.
Mrs Palin is reported
as having been part-owner of a fishing business and owner of a specialist vehicle
business. If so, that makes her a card carrying serial entrepreneur.
Unlike her fellow entrepreneurs Bob Barr and Wayne Allyn
Root, the ticket for the tiny Libertarian Party, Mrs Palin might just possibly
This is not to endorse Mrs Palin in any way. This blog takes
no position on a matter which is strictly for American voters and which
involves a broad range of issues beyond entrepreneurship.
However, as with Messers Barr and Root, it is nice to see entrepreneurs
represented in the campaign for the most powerful public office in the world –
except this time in one of the major parties.
Yet it is still sad that, with all this discussion of
“experience”, entrepreneurial experience is barely mentioned by the mainstream