1: a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government
a : a person engaged in party politics as a profession
b : a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons
According to the definition an individual needs the skills to run a business. Running a business and doing the work of the business is two totally different things. I am sure that there are those out there that have bosses who can not do your job but are still your boss.
A hospital administrator is a great example. Hospital administrators are responsible for the overall performance of the hospital. Does that mean they are performing surgery or drawing blood? Are they “unqualified” for the position? After all they are not medical professionals. If politicians who have never had to support a family on hourly wages are “qualified” to lead a country of wage earners. Than anyone is “qualified” to be a politician.
How are the “unqualified” selections any different? Presidential cabinet positions are executive leadership positions of advisement. While the opinions may not be the best from his team of advisers. The President still has to act on those opinions, either by executive order or through Congressional legislation. Also each member must by approved by Congress.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. –
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.