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Michael Eisner

Bob Iger for president?

Bob Iger for president?

Early in Donald Trump's time on NBC's The Apprentice, I wrote a column for The New York Times wondering why the network had cast someone with such a spotty business record (especially from the perspective of his casino shareholders) in the role of successful business tycoon. Mr. Trump called me the day the piece ran and pointed out that it was pretty rich for me to call him a failure when I was the one working at a (expletive) newspaper.

I've been reminded of that conversation watching Mr. Trump and Carly Fiorina attack each other's business records in...