I don't really look at someone's experience as a good criteria for choosing a President. What I do is I think about an issue facing our nation, and I think, "How would I handle it?" Then, I listen to the candidates, and see who aligns most closely with my own ideas.
Let's take the free college education issue.
Bernie - free for all, and forgive debt - stupid
Warren - free for all, and forgive debt for everyone except the rich - stupid
Pete - Increase grants and scholarships for poor people, increase options to serve your country so that everyone that really wants a free education, can earn it through service - smart
I assume most of you went to college. We saw how students behaved even when they were paying for college. Partying all the time. Skipping classes to go skiing. If you make college free for everyone, it will just be a 4-year party for every 18 year old.
There is a 0% chance that I would have taken my college education seriously if it had been all free, and I knew I would come out 4 years later with absolutely no debt. And that's what Warren and Bernie are promising. It's insanity.
I'll be honest, when I sat down to my "how would I handle it?" question, it didn't totally align with Pete. My college plan was always free tuition, books, and on-campus housing for the first 3 years if you maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher, in a "preferred" degree program. Preferred degree programs would be things you could actually get a fvcking job with. And you only need 3 years. By then, you should have had internships at the end of year 2 and 3, and should pretty much have a job, or several, lined up for when you graduate. Paying back a single year of student loans shouldn't break you if you got a degree worth a sh!t.
I'm all for helping people that want to help themselves. I have no interest in giving a free ride to everyone, like Bernie and Warren.