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US Presidents With Zero Political Experience

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The 2016 presidential race is well underway...and while it's no surprise people someone like Bernie Sanders is doing so well – the man has held some sort of public office since 1989 – the race is filled with political insiders like Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

But right now, Donald Trump is the runaway star of the race.  That's right, the man with ZERO political experience is destroying the polls.  And the funny thing is, America has a long history of electing people with absolutely no experience for the job...

...like George Washington – the father of our country. Yes, he was a military leader, but had not one shred of on-the-job experience governing. And the fact America is still around over two-hundred years later means he did an okay job.

Our 18th President, Hiram Ulysses Grant – also known as Ulysses S. Grant – is another military leader voted into office. And while he wasn't the GREATEST president, he did bring the dollar to the Gold Standard, reduced battles between Native Americans and settlers and was elected twice.

William Howard Taft, the 27th president, went into office having been secretary of war, and an ambassador, and a judge. After busting trusts as president, he became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – something no other president has done.

Then there's our 31st president, Herbert Hoover. And while he does have the Hoover Dam to his name, the Great Depression did happen on his watch...so we'll just be moving along...

Finally, we have our 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Before being elected to office, he was the Supreme Allied Commander of the Europe forces in Word War II. Elected twice, you can thank him for our interstates highways, the Korean War and the escalation of the Cold War.

And there you go – America's history of electing presidents with zero experience. Will Trump get elected this time around? Would he be a good president? Who knows.