Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are running campaigns centered around the premise that CEO leadership is exactly the kind of leadership America needs right now.

Not so, writes Third Way president Jonathan Cowan, who says in almost every way, CEO leadership is nearly identical to benevolent dictatorship.

The entire leadership model of a successful CEO is vastly different from that of a successful president. As political commentator Bill Schneider has pointed out, corporations are designed to be more like benevolent dictatorships; in contrast, the presidency is the leadership of a large and unruly democracy.