There is no way on earth that I would run for president. It must be one of the most difficult jobs in the world.
A presidential contender should have both domestic and foreign policy experience. That’s why I’m so wary of governors running for president. They don’t have the experience in dealing with foreign governments which is a huge part of the job. And there is no time for a learning curve. A president has to be able to take the reins and make decisions on Day One.
Ideally, a presidential candidate would be close enough to “real life” to understand the issues that involve the common people in the United States (or wherever he/she lives). So many candidates have never even been in a grocery store or bought their own clothes in a store where people normally shop. They should know how difficult it is to pay for groceries, prescriptions, clothing, and things for the home. So many of our candidates have been out of touch with reality for too long. For example, congressional representatives and senators don’t have to deal with the horrendous health care system that normal people have to navigate. They don’t have to plan for retirement because their retirement plan is wonderful. Not so for most Americans.
At the moment, I don’t see any good presidential candidates on the horizon. Most of them don’t live in the real world or their only thought is to defeat President Obama. President Obama has learned much during his time in office but needs to become more of a leader. He has recently started to show signs of leadership in the domestic and foreign arenas, but he needs to take the reins of leadership more often and consistently.
But as for me running for president, don’t look for my name any time soon on the ballot.