Overall, prior experience in politics is the norm for our presidents. Of the presidents we’ve elected, 14 were Vice Presidents, 8 were cabinet members, 16 were Senators, 19 were Congressman, and 22 were governors, and many served in multiple capacities prior to becoming president. The only three presidents who did not hold public office before being elected were Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Would Americans then have rejected the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson simply because they were insiders? Would we today? Continue reading Political Insider for President!