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8. 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. 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 polities.

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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24 Aug 2004, 17:54
B brings in the correlation between the two premises.
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24 Aug 2004, 17:58
cbrf3 wrote:
B..

I'd go with A here but can you shed some light into why B is better?
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25 Aug 2004, 04:54
military leaders have become presidents, but the comfortability level of military leaders is similar to the Executives.........hence the reason that Executives do not run for president is false.......!!
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25 Aug 2004, 06:47
I will go with B,

A says that politicians have qualities of businessmen but it says nothing about the businessmen becoming politician.
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25 Aug 2004, 08:14
Upon re-analysis, I think B is better. You were right guys.

The argument is basically saying that
Prominent business executives = fundraisers or backroom strategists
and that --> few become presidents
Lawyers, military leaders, or full-time politicians --> many presidents are from this group
Conclusion: this is explained by the fact that the 2 groups have different skill sets.

A) many strategists are politicians. This does not weaken the conclusion because the argument allows for some strategists becoming presidents. Hence, even though some politicians are strategists, the argument is not weakened
B) If the 2 groups have the same skill sets, then the conclusion is weakened
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25 Aug 2004, 09:14
I have got it B. Infact, it is between A & B. However, in A, the part 'Many of the most active presidential fundraisers and backroom strategists' is irritating because it does not represent general 'Prominent business executives'.

Thus, B is obvious which says that both the groups are equally comfortable with the qualities required for becoming president..

Geethu wrote:
8. 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. 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 polities.

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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