What makes a President?

Liar liar … Well, Hillary Clinton may be right. Barack Obama does not have the experience to be president of the United States.

But then, neither does she. Neither does John McCain. I love the show when Chris Rock made himself funny over Hillary and this clownish farce of political game that now completely has been taking over the US and cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. I mean, Chris Rock’s right – being married to the President does not qualify one to BE president, anymore than being married to a comedian qualifies one to tell jokes.

The moral of the story is not that experience is irrelevant. No, the moral is that experience is not the only barometer; that the presidency also requires reasoning, knowledge, maturity, leadership and some sense of how the world works. There is no president school, no certificate that says you’re ready. The presidency is an entity unto itself, its responsibilities and burdens unique beyond anyone’s ability to prepare for them. What makes a President then? Well, probably someone who has all of these qualifications (hopefully) and have good ideas to follow up the policies with – without listening too much to lobby groups – let it be oil companies or the unions. It has to be one helluva burden though. If one person is willing to take this job for the sake of his/her compatriots and not for his/her own power and carrier – I’m all in favor. Sadly though these men and women mostly often have other reasons for doing what they are doing – no matter what their sweet words are at. Small wonder.


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This blog belongs to Carl-Mikael A. Teglund - tegis. Swedish emigrant with a heart for languages, philosophy, history, and politics (classical liberalism in the European tradition). Go ahead and look, read, or listen. I'm sure you will find it interesting.
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