Friday, July 21, 2006

Never Too Late to Start for 2008

Some of you who visit this site already know of my own Presidential aspirations. But, according to the Constitution of the United States, I am not yet qualified to be a candidate for President of this great land. Plus, I just don't have a good enough resume to even consider running.

But, I have been thinking over the past few months over what kind of person I want to lead this country. I mean, what are the specific qualities I am looking for in the leader of the Free World?? (although, that term isn't very valid anymore). I have started making a list of characteristics in my mind, and I think I have chosen a candidate to follow.

First, I want to hear from YOU: What are the qualities or characteristics you are looking for in the President of the United States of America? What kind of person do you want in the position?

I will start formulating my own responses, but please add your ideas to the comment thread below.

After all, it is never too late to start planning for 2008. (Well...actually... 2008 would be too late to start planning... but that would mess up my happy little phrase).

That is all.



Ontario Emperor said...

A president must be capable of rhyming. Win Jesse win...

Horatio said...

Wow... that's an interesting one. So, are you thinking in terms of Sermons or Childrens books. Because, if you're thinking Jesse Helms... um... I dunno.

Let's think a little deeper than that!

Sporadic said...

Things I look for in a president: (not necessarily in order of importance)

Knowledgeable (in many aspects—current events & history included).
Knows what they stand for (I’m not for any of this back and forth voting to “satisfy” more of the public; I’d rather know exactly where the president stands, even if I don’t always agree.).
Believes in God and isn’t afraid to profess that belief at appropriate times.
Courageous enough to do what they feel is right, even if it means facing a crowd of angry werfs.
Respects the office of the presidency and all that it should stand for.
Genuinely caring.
Honest (and yet…I think I can probably see some situations where it would be imprudent to tell the public everything…I don’t know, I’d have to think more about that.) But overall, yes of course honesty would be good.)
Integritous (yep, it’s not a word, but it sure should be.)
And, of course, let’s not forget the all important trait of charity.

I’m sure if I thought about it more, I’d come up with a lot more things that I would hope for in a president. These were the things that came out in the past little bit as I’ve thought about it.

So…when are you going to share your list?