Senator or Congressperson
Military Officer (I.E. General, or Admiral)
2b. Top Military Officer IF country is in war time
3a. Secretary of State
3b. Top Military Office with country not in of war time
5b. Other Secretary positions
Here's my reasoning. The top three are there because they're the only ones with DIRECT, specific, 1:1 type ratio experience for the job of the President. The VP is basically functioning with direct on the job training. A governor is basically running a smaller version of the job. I put a military officer up there IF we're in war time, because in that situation the second job of the POTUS, Commander in Chief, is as much if not more important than the portion of "Chief Executive".
The next two are because of very direct experience with important parts of the job. Even outside of War Time, experience in leading men and running the military gives an individual ample experience to be CIC, which is a big thing considering thet percentage of the government tied into military. And I think the experience working with the President, and being so entrined in foreign policy issues which are such a major part of the job, puts the Secretary of State ahead of the other secretaries and makes them a bit more than an individual running a beuacracy.
Senators would be next, simply because in theory they should have had a longer time in than their Representative breathren by the time they're running for office. While not DIRECT experience to the job, it is a related experience that can be helpful in making the transition. Winning state wide election at least shows a reasonable ability to gather support over a large body.
Then finally you have Representatives, who are similar to Senators but simply on a lower scale imho. And the lower secretaries, who I think gain more experience running beaucracies than actual direct Chief Executive type experience in their positions.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Reading and understanding the principles of free enterprise and individual liberty.
a world history course, with an emphasis on the history of empires.Which office best trains future Presidents?
I voted after i read the responses, but I voted as I would have in the first place.
Apparently, most Americans like the experience offered by a first term since incumbents win pretty often even if they are revealing themselves to be miserable failures.
No examples offered for review.
What's interesting is that, on the day the new President takes office, the world could change due to unforeseen circumstances and whatever credentials he brought to office might be suddenly irrelevant.
Therefore, administrative abilities, team building, access to a good "bench" and decision making are the needed attributes.
I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
But regardless of experience, surrounding a newly elected president with good people, wise, experience people, advisers is and to be able to listen to them is in my view, much more important than an office one held prior to becoming president.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Looks like there is no easy answer. It all depends on the person/background/professional life though. Some have the experience necessary to make informed decisions, some don't. While they all may be very smart and learned, I prefer someone with a business background over lawyer and military personnel.
From the options given, Gov is it for me.