On June 30, 2012, Mitt Romney said that business experience was so essential to being a president that he wanted to change the constitution to add at least three years of business experience as a requirement. Romney Pitches Three Year Business Requirement To Qualify For The Presidency-Say Bye Bye To Honest Abe - Forbes On August 9, 2012, Mitt Romney says that his very first concern in picking a vice president it to make certain that the candidate is ready and able to serve as president. Read more: Mitt Romney August 11. 2012 - Romney names Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick - presumably meeting all of Romney's criteria for president-if-needed. Paul Ryan's business experience? He drove the Oscar Mayer WeinerMobile while in college. He also moonlighted as a "private trainer," when he first began working in government. Paul Ryan Is High Risk, High Reward For Mitt Romney - ABC News So what happened to the pressing need to change the constitution to stipulate 3 years of business experience is required for a possible president? Or does driving a giant hot dog qualify?