Both President Bush and John Kerry know first hand about the challenges of owning and operating a small business.
First, Pres. Bush founded Arbusto a small energy company that he started through a trust fund. Soon after President Bush sold his equity in the company and moved to the Texas Rangers. Both ventures were short lived.
John Kerry's experience was much different. After law School John Kerry and a friend started a cookie and muffin shop in Boston's Quincy Market. This venture also was short lived and quickly thereafter John Kerry moved into politics.
The differences of the candidates are quite different when it comes to small business. Bush wants to give tax breaks and less regulation on small business, and at the same time minimizing the Small Buisiness Administration (a low interest loan company that grants small business easy access to loans).
John Kerry wants to increase federal support to the SBA granting more money and lower rates to Small Business ventures.
If rates become lower for small business, then barriers of entery decrease as well as lowering the return on debt. This will only propetuate government assistance and dependance. Masking the actual demand of small business.