"Americans through the generations have clearly preferred leaders with political experience to head the country, predominantly governors. But political office experience hasn't always been necessary. Only five men out of the 44 presidents so far have accomplished that in the country's 239-year history. All were Republicans or Whigs and three of them were generals," Mr. Malcolm says. "None of today's candidate crop has accomplished anything like those political predecessors."
Spokesman Andrew Malcolm said Wednesday Walden hadn't read the bill but looked forward to learning its details.