Just because I agree with you doesn’t mean I think you would be a good president
Prompted, again, from Kiva’s blog, I had the thought that, just because I agree with a presidential candidate doesn’t mean I think s/he would make a good president.
I mean, I agree with myself 100% of the time. But, do I think I would make a good president? Hardly.
I took a quiz meant to match me up with the candidate most closely aligned with my own leanings. My top match? Tom Tancredo. Who??? 8) I’m sure, since Mr. Tancredo agrees with me 80-something% of the time that this makes him lively, smart, and attractive. 😀 However, that doesn’t mean I’d vote for him.
Right now, I’m leaning towards John McCain. I don’t like the fact that he’s 70. Or 71? And his choice of running mate may seriously sway my preferences. (Though I could say that about virtually any candidate.) I don’t even agree w/ McCain 100% of the time — he came in 3rd on my quiz rankings, but I didn’t really need a quiz to tell me that.
BUT, I think
- McCain is as trustworthy a politician that Washington has seen in a long time.
- He has the both the diplomacy and charisma that is profoundly helpful, I think, in being a leader in world politics.
- Closer to home, it is his intention, I believe, to have smart politics, not just the party platform grandstanding that has been so divisive to the American political scene for at least the last 15 years.
- He’s a Christian.
- He’s from Arizona, so I’m very familiar with him.
- He was a war hero in Vietnam, showing both a physical strength and internal resolve greater than, oh, 99.95% of the world’s population.
- And, I agree with him most of the time, which is good enough for me.
Just to note, Mitt Romney came in 2nd on my quiz, but for better or worse, I find myself 95% distrustful of anyone who practices the inherently secretive Mormon religion.