Barack Obama: On the ballot

“I am not on the ballot, but I tell you what. Fairness is on the ballot. Decency is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Progress is on the ballot. Our democracy is on the ballot. ” 

—Barack Obama. 


What Makes A Great President?

Señalización de lugar de votación en Californi...

Señalización de lugar de votación en California. 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


In less than two months we will have a presidential election here in the United States.  Billions of dollars have been spent trying to influence voters to lean one way or another.  Interestingly enough a majority of people will simply vote their party line and put very little effort into understanding the position of the other candidate or theirleadership abilities.  As a result, a comparatively small number of swing voters in an equally small number of states will end up deterring the final outcome.  As someone who certainly has a strong sense of party loyalty but has crossed party lines on many occasions this has always frustrated me.  No one party has the market cornered on good ideas or is the sole wellspring of capable leaders – the history of our nation has proven this.


I have spent considerable time studying leadership and observing leaders.  I also enjoy reading about the presidency and the 43 occupants of the oval office.  In my humble opinion, the most successful presidents have exhibited the following characteristics/traits:


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