well, I don't believe political experience is necessary for our chief executive... some form of leadership experience, however, is.
in fact, I find it preferable that our chief executive has little or no political experience, as I am of the opinion that having ample political experience is tantamount to saying " I have an abundance of corruption in my past"
I do believe, however, that an executive with little or no political experience should have a politically savvy chief of staff .. or at least savvy advisers.
how to wade through the murky paths of the cess pool of politics is something the chief executive should be advised on.. if he already knows his way, it just means he's at home in the cess pool, and i don't consider that to be a positive.
as far as this this type of "experience" is concerned, i have no problem with Ben Carson as President..... i have other reason why i wouldn't vote for him and would find myself opposing him.. but lack of political experience is not one of them... it's actually a positive in my book.