What experience is most valuable in a presidential candidate?

Policy made plain.
Nov. 24 2007 7:48 AM

First Lady or World Man?

What experience is most valuable in a presidential candidate?

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Warren Buffett likes to say, when people tell him they've learned from experience, that the trick is to learn from other people's experience. George W. Bush will leave behind a rich compost heap of experience for his successor to sort through and learn from.

Michael Kinsley is a columnist for the Washington Post and the founding editor of Slate.