To The Daily Sun,
When looking at the candidates one tries to figure out which one has a message to agree with, plus the experience needed to avoid being captive to those he/she chooses as members of staff and cabinet. With the Bush administration I believe we saw what can happen when decisions are made without strong and experienced leadership.
There are candidates with virtually no experience in running such a massive organization. They seem to think that having held office for a very short time or, in one case managing an operating room, makes them qualified. Some have little sympathy for those living on minimum wage and speak about our environment as though it's something to waste. Others have had considerable experience in state government and are now unwanted by their own constituents.
We have candidates who refuse to believe scientists when that belief would require big donors conform to practices meant to save the planet. We have candidates who tell us what they're going to do "on the first day" when they know very well that presidents don't just rip things up. We have at least one candidate who has white supremacists following him and refuses to disavow their hateful beliefs. This same person throws people out of gatherings when he doesn't like their skin color or religion.
There are good candidates on both sides. They have shown outstanding leadership skills. They've held state and national office and are known to be level-headed under pressure. I might add that they are also liked and admired by those who work with them.
While it may be fun to encourage the angry ones, that won't get the job done. Let's look for the steady, knowledgeable person to run the Ship of State.
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