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posted by xpert11
IMO a candidate not only has to define themselves in advance but they also have to be good managers of people because should they get elected they must have some measure of control of the different personality's and influences in there admin. A leader without any backbone or without the ability to manage people is of little value anywhere little alone the White House.
posted by Justin Oldham
My general sense of the thing is that most of the candidates on both sides are at least moderately effective people persons. All Presidents are handicapped by the fact that they have to use their political appointments to pay debts, which means they don't always get the cream of the crop to work with. Xpert and I have talked about this matter of personal definition before, and I think its still very important. I would dare to point out that all of us can see the merit in this, which further makes the point that there's a lot that goes on inside American politics that isn't limited to just one party. That's why we can all come together here and talk from so many different perspectives.
Originally posted by samnx2
God help us...if any of these are elected.
posted by deckhand grover
I really wouldn't call my comments pithy . .
posted by grover
JO: While I never served overseas with her, she was in WW2, Korea (I believe) and Vietnam. While I was on our missions included iceberg patrol off the coast of Labrador (started after the Titanic went down) Fisheries patrol, Weather patrols (going out to ride a hurricane in that rust bucket was no picnic) drug patrols (our favorite) and good will publicity appearances. I took part with her during the first tall boats flotilla to NYC harbor for 4th of July 1976. Later I was sent to small boat station at Grays Harbor Washington just south of the Olympics from where I was discharged honorably.
Originally posted by grover
My biggest complaint about ALL of the candidates running, both Republican and Democrat is that with the exception of a few like Bill Richardson, their experience is minimal. Of the Top three Democrats Hillary has the most experience with 7 years in the Senate but that is it; as for the top 3 Republicans running only McCain has any long term experience but his candidacy is falling apart.......