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Prominent business executives often play active roles in United States presidential campaigns as fundraisers or backroom strategists. But few actually seek to become president themselves. Throughout history the great majority of those who have sought to become president have been lawyers, military leaders, or full-time politicians. This is understandable, for the personality and skills that make for success in business do not make for success in politics. Business is largely hierarchical, whereas politics is coordinative; As a result, business executives tend to be uncomfortable with compromises and power sharing, which are inherent in politics.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the proposed explanation of why Business executives do not run for president?

(A) Many of the most active presidential fundraisers and backroom strategists are themselves Politicians.

(B) Military leaders are generally no more comfortable with compromises and power sharing than are business executives.

(C) Some of the skills needed to become a successful lawyer are different from some of those needed to become a successful military leader.

(D) Some former presidents have engaged in business ventures after leaving office

(E) Some hierarchically structured companies have been major financial supporters of Candidates for president.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 19:56
I will go for (D).

(D) states that Politicians themselves become Business Executives lateron.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 20:01
I will go with 'B'.
Military leaders are not comfortable with compromises and power sharing & so are business executives but military leaders seek presidency, hence the reason given for business executives not entering politics falls apart.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 20:06
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I will go with 'B'.
Military leaders are not comfortable with compromises and power sharing & so are business executives but military leaders seek presidency, hence the reason given for business executives not entering politics falls apart.


(B) was also in my favourite list. I declined it because it was too specific. There is no mention of "Politician" or "Lawyers". Is that not required? what do u say?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 20:11
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(B) was also in my favourite list. I declined it because it was too specific. There is no mention of "Politician" or "Lawyers". Is that not required? what do u say?


jpv, I do not think you need to look for those words, IMO 'D' is a trap because it says that former Presidents become business people and not the other way around, whereas 'B' directly attacks one of the premise proving it to be false.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 20:36
I believe it is (B).

It shows the similarity between military and business executives.
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Re: CR: Presidents [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 21:10
It should be (B) because if military leaders can become the presidet, the why ot business leaders.
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Re: CR: Presidents [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 21:19
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It should be (B) because if military leaders can become the presidet, the why ot business leaders.

Ohh, n/N key pad of my computer was not working.

It should be (B) because if military leaders can become the president, the why not business leaders.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 23:37
how do u refute A.

"Prominent business executives often play active roles in United States presidential campaigns as fundraisers or backroom strategists"

A defies the basic premise on which argument is based.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2005, 05:23
mbamantra wrote:
how do u refute A.

"Prominent business executives often play active roles in United States presidential campaigns as fundraisers or backroom strategists"

A defies the basic premise on which argument is based.


HI, the conclusion is few of prominent business executives seek to become president themselves.

And the premise is that the characteristics of business leaders and politician leaders are different.

In choice A, even if fundraisers are politicians, we still cannot make sure whether these politicians who are also fundraisers will run for president or not since the author talked about politicians who are not fundraisers.

Choice B is the OA, it talked about military leaders.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2005, 19:31
OA is B!
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Re: CR: Presidents [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 00:45
B,by POE.
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