posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:55 AM
To remove political loyalties and the inevitable myopia, I ask you for specific traits that YOUR President should both possess and remain steadfast
A few 'givens' to avoid those with too idyllic demands.
There is no perfect Candidate, never was, never will be. Next, even be it 'the people's' description, the list is too long to fill fully and likely
contradictory in some aspects.
Obviously, the 'machine' has a different set of job descriptions despite protestations otherwise. Those are already in 'play' and don't need
articulation in this thread except in pointing out or stressing our 'version' of a President.
Comparison of traits of previous Presidents also are valid.
Areas that are obvious, personal character, previous achievements or the lack thereof, Issues and the most important part, IMO, prioritizing of those
issues and traits. As no President will ever get everything done he desires, and perhaps shouldn't, the 'priority factor' is perhaps the most
important of all.
Here's a couple off the top. Morals, honesty is huge. Honest in his campaign, in enacting his campaign promises. Honest enough to admit mistakes, is
huge. Honest enough to change his stance, explaining the reasoning publically for that change.
Issues? First and foremost, for me, is the economy. Simple. Jobs, revenue both for the people and the gov't. So many secondary issues are much easier
to address when the economy is, IN FACT, legitimately growing.
In both these examples, one can see political position isn't necessarily an issue. With a sufficiently agreed upon list, some clarity might be
forthcoming on which candidate best fills that job description. As every candidate has been described a liar, or merely slick in avoiding issues or
solutions to those issues, 'honesty' becomes a hard one to sort out. We are then reduced to the more honest of the candidates, rather than