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Local Rebel
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25 posted 01-04-2007 11:10 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

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.

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26 posted 01-05-2007 04:52 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

I have to agree. No one is perfect for President. Anyone will have faults.

I have a strange way of looking at our system.

To me, the presidency is sort of like having to use a dirty rag to clean up. I try to pick out the best and the cleanest and hope he'll lead us into a brighter future, instead of wiping everybody out or sweeping everything under the rug.

Sorry, simplistic, but that's me for ya.
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27 posted 01-06-2007 04:09 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi


So out of now three hundred million people this is the best we’ve got
to be Commander in Chief with enough power to destroy the world
or let it destroy itself?  And what does that say?  

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28 posted 01-06-2007 06:17 PM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Unfortunately we don't get to just go out and name whoever we want for president. Someone has to make the committment, financial and otherwise, to run. We only get to choose from among those who do so.

Why don't you run, John?
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