How valuable is a business background in running the country? Mitt Romney, for one, says it's very important.
He's placed far more emphasis on his private-sector experience than on his stint at governor of Massachusetts. If you want to create jobs, he's said, you need the steady hand of a CEO.
Does his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, pass the Romney test? Apparently not.
As BuzzFeed reports, Romney told an audience in Las Vegas about a local businessman who wanted a new constitutional requirement for presidential candidates: that they have at least three years of business experience.
"You see," Romney elaborated, "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."