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Tierra_y_Libertad

(50,414 posts)
Tue May 3, 2016, 03:46 PM May 2016

What trait is most valuable in a president?

Please select one. I left "all of the above" out as a selection because most people have all of these traits.

Transparency: I'm a Sanders supporter and the trait I value most is "compassion".


37 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Loyalty
0 (0%)
Patriotism
0 (0%)
Integrity
26 (70%)
Leadership
4 (11%)
Compassion
2 (5%)
Ambition
0 (0%)
Likeability
0 (0%)
Intellect
3 (8%)
Humilty
0 (0%)
Other
2 (5%)
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What trait is most valuable in a president? (Original Post) Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 OP
I was torn between integrity and compassion but settled on integrity nt Rebkeh May 2016 #1
You left out "unmitigated gall." dchill May 2016 #2
Do you consider that to be a valuable trait in a president? Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #4
No, but I think that many do. dchill May 2016 #5
I substituted "ambition" for "ruthlessness". Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #8
Party Loyalty. nt onehandle May 2016 #3
Based off of your posts, it's Party above Country. nt TheBlackAdder May 2016 #13
Independents are now a large component of voters, but the Dem party does not need them ... slipslidingaway May 2016 #29
That is trully the saddest thing I've read on DU in a very long time FreakinDJ May 2016 #32
Leadership metroins May 2016 #6
Other: Big Hands! FSogol May 2016 #7
I guess that leaves the short-fingered vulgarian out then! 2cannan May 2016 #11
+1. Can't wait until a town hall where I can ask, "Aren't your hands too small to be a President?" FSogol May 2016 #17
Wisdom ... and character. JudyM May 2016 #9
Was looking for honesty but settled for integrity which covers it. peace13 May 2016 #10
What? "Wall St. Contacts" was left off the list? beedle May 2016 #12
I vote for leadership--because a good leader is also a good listener, and takes advice from all MADem May 2016 #14
Gender. JaneyVee May 2016 #15
Leadership tempered with wisdom and integrity. bklyncowgirl May 2016 #16
Anger/Rage Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #18
I meant to say judgement Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #19
I voted leadership bigwillq May 2016 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author Doctor_J May 2016 #21
Experienced in being able to pass bills and Amendments. Understanding how negotiate with the Senate Seeinghope May 2016 #22
AHHHHH! Abilities! Seeinghope May 2016 #23
JUDGEMENT ... you need to add judgement pdsimdars May 2016 #24
Integrity pinebox May 2016 #25
Integrity? Really? Are those cynical votes, or childlike dreams? Buzz Clik May 2016 #26
The instinct for calling up the narratives saltpoint May 2016 #27
Truthfulness. El Supremo May 2016 #28
Integrity! amborin May 2016 #30
Kick for the evening crew Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #31
I'm torn between intellect and compassion. musicblind May 2016 #33

slipslidingaway

(21,210 posts)
29. Independents are now a large component of voters, but the Dem party does not need them ...
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:59 PM
May 2016

party loyalty is failing with many of the younger generation.

The Dems should be welcoming their support during the entire process instead of casting them aside. Summoning them at the last minute for the GE might no longer be a winning strategy.

We need to think and no longer rely on outdated views of my team vs. your team.


















 

FreakinDJ

(17,644 posts)
32. That is trully the saddest thing I've read on DU in a very long time
Tue May 3, 2016, 09:05 PM
May 2016

And NO I've never voted for a republican

But that kind of Raw Raw cheerleading for people that just plain don't deserve it is liken to Boot Kissing stupidity. They should hold your values, work for you, and genuinely know what it is like to be in your economic condition.

Any thing less is pandering to the Ronald Reagans and Ted Cruzes of Washington

2cannan

(344 posts)
11. I guess that leaves the short-fingered vulgarian out then!
Tue May 3, 2016, 04:07 PM
May 2016

Steel Traps and Short Fingers
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/10/graydon-carter-donald-trump

snip

Like so many bullies, Trump has skin of gossamer. He thinks nothing of saying the most hurtful thing about someone else, but when he hears a whisper that runs counter to his own vainglorious self-image, he coils like a caged ferret. Just to drive him a little bit crazy, I took to referring to him as a “short-fingered vulgarian” in the pages of Spy magazine. That was more than a quarter of a century ago. To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby. The most recent offering arrived earlier this year, before his decision to go after the Republican presidential nomination. Like the other packages, this one included a circled hand and the words, also written in gold Sharpie: “See, not so short!” I sent the picture back by return mail with a note attached, saying, “Actually, quite short.” Which I can only assume gave him fits.

FSogol

(45,694 posts)
17. +1. Can't wait until a town hall where I can ask, "Aren't your hands too small to be a President?"
Tue May 3, 2016, 04:44 PM
May 2016
 

beedle

(1,235 posts)
12. What? "Wall St. Contacts" was left off the list?
Tue May 3, 2016, 04:08 PM
May 2016

Who wrote this, and why does it ignore Hillary's strongest point?

MADem

(135,425 posts)
14. I vote for leadership--because a good leader is also a good listener, and takes advice from all
Tue May 3, 2016, 04:10 PM
May 2016

sides. Also, a good leader can bring diverse factions together, and unify people to work for a common goal. A good leader knows, too, when the time for talk is done, and action is called for.

Good leaders are also smart, capable, hard working, and a good example. You don't get to be a good leader without caring about people--you can be "effective," short term, by being a jerk, but over the long haul you've got to have qualities that draw people to you, that make them know you've got their best interests at heart, and make them want to join your team.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
20. I voted leadership
Tue May 3, 2016, 07:29 PM
May 2016

I think some of the other traits listed come with being a leader, but leadership is most important to me.

There's so many folks (especially many where I work) that don't have leadership skills, and that's the reason why we're in the shape we're in all over the country in a variety of professions.

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Seeinghope

(786 posts)
22. Experienced in being able to pass bills and Amendments. Understanding how negotiate with the Senate
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:13 PM
May 2016

and the House. Obviously there is not a word for this. I wish that there were because this is what Bernie Sanders is most expert at. He has been proving it for 30 years.

 

pinebox

(5,761 posts)
25. Integrity
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:50 PM
May 2016

I want the guy who has been right all along and who hasn't had to change positions because he was wrong.
Foresight > hindsight.
Period, full stop.

saltpoint

(50,986 posts)
27. The instinct for calling up the narratives
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:54 PM
May 2016

and contexts that remind all of us of the best we could be.

And in the absence of which those stories are not told, are not passed on, and their lessons are lost.

El Supremo

(20,365 posts)
28. Truthfulness.
Tue May 3, 2016, 08:58 PM
May 2016

But that always doesn't matter.

I guess integrity falls into that category.

Historically, ambition and strength of purpose have been the deciding factors.

musicblind

(4,488 posts)
33. I'm torn between intellect and compassion.
Tue May 3, 2016, 09:21 PM
May 2016

Though I picked intellect in the end.

I also think there should be an option for "The Ability to Compromise"

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