Democratic presidential candidate Baraq Obama has taken to LinkedIn's Answers to ask the question: How can the next president better help small business and entrepreneurs thrive?
Here is our response to Obama: + 'Get' technology and have a curiosity about it. Recent US Presidents and national politicians in general don't seem to care or know much of anything about technology. "The Internets" and "The Google" have become punch lines. A president who follows technology can make more informed policy decisions. The lobbies that represent the interests of the auto industry in Detroit and the oil interests of Texas seem to have had far more pull in Washington than the interests of Silicon Valley. It's time to change that.
+ Along these lines the biotech industry in the US has been frustrated because the current administration in a number of cases has hamstrung progress citing religious values (stem cell research stands out). Washington needs to regain its respect for science.