Saturday, January 26, 2008

Presidents and Politicians

Every time an election rolls around, I get a sinking feeling in my stomach. As I survey the furiously paced and often palpably desperate campaining, the following thought regularly crosses my mind: a successful campaigner does not a good president make. In other words, the qualities of a candidate that gets him or her elected do not necessarily translate into qualities you'd want to see in the Oval Office. An unfortunate weakness of our system, I guess.

1 comment:

Nicholas Jenkins said...

Though I'm sure we probably don't look for the same things in candidates, I feel the same way. It's a troubling time of year and I usually just end up crossing my fingers and voting for who I "THINK" will hold up what I believe to be best for the country and world.