Question for swing/third party voters Jun 20, 2019 23:37:15 GMT -5
Post by Optimus on Jun 20, 2019 23:37:15 GMT -5
I pretty much agree with Opty except for the whole Mayor Pete thing. I like him a lot. I'm impressed with his intelligence, and enjoyed the hell out of hearing him speak in fluent French and Italian, all the time knowing Trump can't even speak English. I also like the fact he didn't have bone spurs. But I wish he were Senator Pete, or Governor Pete before he ascended to President Pete. Plus he's younger than my kids. He's hella bright though, and if he were the nominee, he'd get my vote.
I used to feel the same about Congressional or even gubernatorial experience. But, the overwhelming majority of Congress is trash and I'm not really sure anymore that being in the House or Senate gives you experience in anything except how to be petty and ineffective. And our current President is a reality show dumpster fire with zero experience, so it seems people are willing to overlook lack of experience (then again, look how it turned out for us last time).
I'm not really convinced that anything adequately prepares someone for the job of President. Governor of a large state is slightly analogous, but nothing else comes close. Someone intelligent, fair, compassionate, and a rational thinker is what we need. If she or he has those qualities, they'll do fine picking up the rest.
Yes I know. That was ageist. Get over it.
Nah, doesn't bother me, I kind of agree in a way. He's pretty close to my age, and I sometimes think that he might be too young. Buttigieg is young but he's very smart and level-headed and those two qualities trump age in my book. Besides, Teddy Roosevelt was 42 and John F. Kennedy was 43 when they took office, and they seemed to do okay.