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Most important quality in a President

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Dr.Who, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    Endless debates about character, and effectiveness, and temperament, and fidelity tend to be mostly political and mostly chosen by their advocates after the fact. The people who like Obama will decide that experience is not that important but temperament is. The people who like McCain will decide that age is not that important but character is. And if the two candidates were the same in every other way we would be debating the severity of their ingrown toenails.

    But in the end there is only one quality that really matters; after his presidency is over will the country look more like it should look or less like it should look.

    Most people would choose an ineffective, mean, ____________(fill in the blank), president who will move the country in the right direction over the effective, winsome, _________ (fill in the blank) president who would take us in the wrong direction if they take any time to think about it. Of course the campaigns all want us to stop thinking about the negatives of their own candidates and to only look at how handsome or nice he is.

    So I am asking you to think about it. What is this country supposed to look like. Who will move us in that direction more. And if you don't know what the country is supposed to look like then read the constitution, and some articles on morality and ethics. Debate with others.

    I suspect that most of you want compassion in the people (not the role of government though), and capitalism rather than socialism. In fact, I bet that just about everyone wants compassionate capitalism.

    So by all means let's work for that. Work to make your government more capitalistic and work to make your life and neighborhood more compassionate.

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