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What (Not Who) Do I Want To See In the Oval Office Next Year?
Whatever we do to prepare to cast our vote, is not as important as making sure we vote.
Measuring up to one of the most important leadership positions of the 21st Century requires a very special leader.
I want to see this in the Oval Office of The White House in the District of Columbia next year:
A man or woman prepared to lead.
A man or woman determined to lead.
A man or woman who already knows where it is best to lead America.
A man or woman who has empathy for all Americans.
A man or woman who can accommodate other sound ideas while not compromising on sound morals, ethics, and principles.
A man or woman who can properly challenge Americans to follow his or her leadership and call for justified sacrifices he or she can wisely convince us to make for the common good.
A man or woman who will put that common good before personal satisfaction and unwarranted politics, avoiding contention and divisiveness.
A man or woman of noble virtue, courage, and compassion, I can follow and respect with undiminished dignity and honor.
A man or woman who will choose the best Americans best suited to the offices in which they will be called to serve, and who will then listen to their diverse and wise counsel in reaching the best possible decisions for which he or she is responsible at that moment.
If such qualities characterize the man or woman I see in charge in the Oval Office next year, I will sleep well at night, work hard in the daytime, and follow their lead.
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