We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Silly and precipitous for me too say this I suppose, but Fred just swayed me to Fred. If he can keep up the no BS BS, which I feel he did here in large measure, then I have no other option. I was impressed by nearly the first words out of his mouth re the questions asked at the just concluded debate. His conclusion that they were all shallow. He seems to recognize the threat(s) we face and its many permutations. That is the issue for me.
Just free ranging here, but I would like to see him holding his hickory stick across his knee's, just for emphasis. I know many do not think much of Andrew Jackson, "Trail of Tears" and all, but he did what he did because he loved this country. And no, that's no excuse in and of itself. But he was firm in the execution of his beliefs. And everyone knew where he stood. And, for his times, he literally saved this country. I just now realized that in his way he acted on the 'Luther Plan,' or the HFC. Be honest, be fair and communicate, communicate, communicate. Naive on my part in a way, but it always worked. Fred seems too want to do that. OTOH, its a long way to November.
Sorry to bore, good or bad, I just say what I think.
but rufus tell us, "How do you really feel about Fred?" jeez give the guy a break not everyone can look as slick as the Romney and what about his experience with foreign policy? NOT, like Obama it is too soon for him.
Nah, you weren't crude Rufus. Truth in what you say. Just that I think we need an orator in the office, and I mean just that. Voice, inflection, mannerisms, heartfelt and eye to eye sort. Backed up of course with appropriate intellect. I admitted I was precipitous and also admit I haven't paid much attention to Romney at all. There are some issues I have to work through re his candidacy. My issues, not his.
I would ask if anyone knows of material that might explain exactly what attributes are necessary for a good Chief Executive. Simplistic of me, but executive experience seems rather nebulous. What does that really mean. Making decisions? Apportioning responsibility? Passing out the gold key to the head (restroom?) Just seems there should be a more logical approach to this whole thing, after all we do have 200+ years of experience.