« on: October 26, 2006, 10:10:26 PM »
You act like being the President requires a genius. Lets be honest, you or I could do the job a President does just as easily as anyone else. The President doesnt have to be a genius and have all the solutions to the world's problems. All the Pres has to have is a good head on his shoulders.
Do you really think the Pres makes all the decisinos that happen in the Executive branch? No way. He surrounds himself with a bunch of really smart people, places them in positions that they have expertise in, and is a coalition building diplomat. What is so hard about that? You give too much credit to the President.
The President is the most powerfullest man in the World. Do you really think that anybody on this message board, hell anybody that you KNOW can handle that type of power? The average CEO makes deals with the devil every day, but the President looks Satan in the eye. You really think that being President is "easy" just because you have a Cabinet of advisors?
When sh*t goes wrong, who does the country blame?
back in the 70's when inflation hit 17%, who did everybody blame?
President Carter, when that man had less control over the economy than you or I.
Gas prices goes up, who is blamed for it?
Bush, when the Shieks over in OPEC and every other place that we buy oil from are the real reasons why gas prices are so high.
The majority of us can't fathom the idea that the wheels of the world are turned by dozens upon hundreds of other people and corporations or entities, it is easier for us to accept in our minds that everything that happens is bcuz the President says so.
Everything that goes wrong with the country is immediately dumped on YOUR shoulders. You can't toss blame to any other person because no other person is elected but you. Yer Sec. of War or Sec. of Education gives you bad advice, who bears the brunt of it? You The President is THE figurehead of one of the last superpowers in the world. You have complete control over the most powerfullest military in the country. One word from you and we invade a nation and uproot their leader. One word from you and we fire nuclear missiles into a country on the opposite side of the globe.
That's power and responsibility that very few people should have. Do you really think it's a coincidence that the Presidency remains in the hands of only a select few people? Bush and Kerry are cousins. Reagain is Bill Clinton's God-father. If Hillary gets elected, then that means we'll have had a Bush or Clinton in office for 20 years.
Don't get it twisted, being President ain't worth that measely $400k a year. Bush is an idiot, but he's got a family of politicians behind him that have had power and money since before WWII. Once you can say that you have those same resources, then you can say that you or I can do what the President does.
None of that goes to the qualifications needed for being President, unless you think there is a way to measure emotional strength. And if that is the case, then Oprah is more qualified than Obama
The President doesnt have to be some kind of genius to do a decent job. All he has to do is have a good head on his shoulders, some good advisors and a be decently intelligent. You could do that, Young coudl do that, and Obama certainly could do that.