We have NEVER elected a man to that office who has no government experience. Even Lincoln had one term in the House and Obama some state experience and a short stint in the senate.
Eisenhower and Grant, as far as I know, never held a political office before POTUS.
Well George Washington never had any elected government experience and he did fine. I think the problem with Washington DC right now is that people have substituted their “experience” for the constitution and for the law. I’m not saying that Carson is the man I’m just open to him but I think he could figure it out and surround himself with people to help him. That will be the test for him. If he can build a solid political campaign organization he’ll be fit for a run for the Presidency. Right now we have a capital full of the most experienced best educated failures on the planet. Its beyond time to be open to something different.
Someone who doesn’t think like a Washington insider because he isn’t. It certainly can’t get much worse and if we can’t do better we might as well speed up the trip to the end.