It seems to be a Republican mantra that a presidential candidate needs to have business experience before they can be seriously considered for the job. One of the GOP's biggest criticisms of Obama is that he didn't come from the private sector, which seems ridiculous to me because being a CEO and Leader of the Free World aren't synonymous. For example, what do Israeli/Iranian relations have to do with business? Nothing, and there are too many other examples to list where CEO-type skills would be absolutely useless and could actually be disastrous. Now, consider your candidates. Perry has no business experience at all, and neither does Gingrich as far as I know. Cain was a CEO, but he seems seriously lacking in the foreign policy arena. Romney has plenty of business experience, which was mostly creating jobs in China by outsourcing them from the USA. Is that a good thing? Santorum, Bachmann, Huntsman, and Paul aren't even competitive at this point, but they don't seem very deep in this arena either. Rush, Hannity, and the usual GOP flaks are always harping about Obama's background, which, if anything, is better than anyone else's from the other side. Plus, he has a couple of years in on the job already, which should count as experience. Right now, there isn't really a challenger on the Right who stands much of a chance.