Obviously John, we all have to wait a couple of years.
In the meantime though we should be looking at contenders and see what we can learn about them. We should hope to be able to encourage/support the best candidates from either side of the aisle -- or a third party if we can find one.
That way when it comes time to vote we could wind up with a real choice on our hands -- and little worry that no matter which way the vote went ideolgy-wise -- competencty wouldn't be a question.
Personally, I like to hire losers.
When I'm looking at a candidate's resume and look at all the stuff he or she has won at -- one of the first questions I'm going to have for that person is about the things they've lost at.
I want to know what mistakes they made, how they handled them, what they learned.
If somebody hasn't made mistakes -- and some big ones -- I'm not really into hiring them, because -- they're either liars, or they just haven't done much and they're going to be due for the big one's on my watch.
By the time someone gets to the point where they're going to be a candidate for the Chief Executive of this country -- they should have a lot of mistakes under thier belt.
The thing is, if you're just a figure head -- or merely present -- you aren't going to make any mistakes. If you're a hands on manager -- you're going to be driving the people below you a little bit nuts -- and that's not entirely bad.
Inter-departmental infighting is NORMAL! It doesn't just apply to Police and Firefighters. It applies to Marketing and Engineering. Engineering and Manufacuring. Manufacturing and Distribution. One PIP clique and another PIP clique.
Managers make plans and during execution adjustments always have to be made. We got to watch Rudy perform in real time. Fumbles, incomplete passes, yep. At the end of the game though -- he had the points on the board.
Some people who want to look for reasons not to vote for somebody can placate thier predilections with any and all mistakes that person has ever made.
Keep looking for the guy who hasn't made any -- and that will be the guy who's guilty of your original charge against Rudy.