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I agree with the Trump-Fiorina premise that a successful stint as the CEO of a global company is a compelling credential for a presidential candidate. I just wish we had someone in the race who matched that description. So allow me to nominate Bob Iger, the chairman and CEO of Disney, for your consideration.
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