In an interview with FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto, Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy said the popularity of the anti-establishment business titans running for president is a result of “massive frustration” with the government.
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“I think what you’re seeing is a massive frustration… People are just not believing that long-timer, the standard politician, no matter what they say on the stump has any chance of really breaking the logjam and breaking the methodology of bigger government, more regulation and less personal responsibility,” he said.
McNealy said it’s a tough road for business leaders like Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump to make their case.
“That’s the wonderful challenge of Democracy. Really you just have to make a decision what do you think the scope of government should be… I think the argument for the Carly and Donald thing is there’s a lot of people who think the private sector is a more effective way to get things done than the government sector… and that’s the big battle here -- it’s socialism versus the market enterprise… It seems like Democracies lose out over the long term,” he said.