TheBlaze's Tiffany Gabbay contributed to this story.
"It's the economy, stupid." Now even more than ever. And at both the RNC and the DNC, all the buzz seems to point to that. So one major question for the country is: Which candidate and party can best manage the fragile financial ship called America? With that in mind, TheBlaze hit the convention floor at the DNC to simply find out which candidate has more business experience, at least in a classical sense.
For every Obama supporter that told us the "economy" or "jobs" was the most important issue for them, we had two follow up questions:
1. Can you name a business Mitt Romney was involved in?
2. Can you name a business Barrack Obama was involved in?
The reactions are pretty much what you would expect:
The question itself is not a trick one -- at least not according to fact-checker website PolitiFact. They say Obama worked for a few businesses in his lifetime:
As PolitiFact first noted two years ago, the president does, in fact, have some experience in business.
In 1983 and 1984, he had a stint as a research assistant at Business International Corp. in New York City, where he helped write a newsletter.
From 1993 to 2004, he was an associate, and then a partner, at the Chicago law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, where his work included employment-discrimination and voting-rights cases. (The job also overlapped with his time in the Illinois Legislature.)
If you count the best-selling books that have brought Obama millions of dollars in royalties, he also knows something about entrepreneurship.