How must these qualified candidates feel about sitting out this election?
Condelezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Paul Ryan - any one of them would have been excellent candidates.
I would imagine they feel nothing but relief. If becoming a candidate for a political office just involved your qualifications for the job then there would be a number of viable candidates available. Sadly, it also involves opening up your family, friends, co-workers, employees, and anyone you happened to pass on the street 50 years ago to intense scrutiny with the sole purpose of finding fault of some kind.
I don't see these three as being qualified candidates. What is it that you think makes them qualified. Professional politicians and people that have worked in the government didn't do anything to prevent where we are today, in a continued decline. My opinion is that they and the loyal party voters have weakened the country.
I think, for the highest office in our government, experience and knowledge of our government should be a requirement.
For past 28 years we have had bad presidents, and we owe our continued decline and current pathetic conditions to professional politicians which you think we need more of today? This is verified by just looking at how weak the US is today!
Sorry, Brad. I just don't accept your premises. We have had some bad presidents in the past 28 years. I'll agree with you on that. I bet we won't agree, though, are who they were.
They were all bad, and that is my point. We didn't get to where we are today by having good presidents.
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