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Tue May 3, 2016, 03:46 PM

 

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".
42 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Loyalty
0 (0%)
Patriotism
0 (0%)
Integrity
29 (69%)
Leadership
4 (10%)
Compassion
3 (7%)
Ambition
0 (0%)
Likeability
0 (0%)
Intellect
3 (7%)
Humilty
0 (0%)
Other
3 (7%)
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Reply What trait is most valuable in a president? (Original post)
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 OP
Rebkeh May 2016 #1
dchill May 2016 #2
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #4
dchill May 2016 #5
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #8
onehandle May 2016 #3
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #13
slipslidingaway May 2016 #29
FreakinDJ May 2016 #32
metroins May 2016 #6
FSogol May 2016 #7
2cannan May 2016 #11
FSogol May 2016 #17
JudyM May 2016 #9
peace13 May 2016 #10
beedle May 2016 #12
MADem May 2016 #14
JaneyVee May 2016 #15
bklyncowgirl May 2016 #16
Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #18
Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #19
bigwillq May 2016 #20
Doctor_J May 2016 #21
Seeinghope May 2016 #22
Seeinghope May 2016 #23
pdsimdars May 2016 #24
pinebox May 2016 #25
Buzz Clik May 2016 #26
saltpoint May 2016 #27
El Supremo May 2016 #28
amborin May 2016 #30
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #31
musicblind May 2016 #33

Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:48 PM

1. I was torn between integrity and compassion but settled on integrity nt

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:50 PM

2. You left out "unmitigated gall."

And I'm NOT talking about Bernie Sanders.

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Response to dchill (Reply #2)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:54 PM

4. Do you consider that to be a valuable trait in a president?

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #4)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:56 PM

5. No, but I think that many do.

They must.

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Response to dchill (Reply #5)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:01 PM

8. I substituted "ambition" for "ruthlessness".

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:52 PM

3. Party Loyalty. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:09 PM

13. Based off of your posts, it's Party above Country. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:59 PM

29. Independents are now a large component of voters, but the Dem party does not need them ...

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.


















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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Tue May 3, 2016, 09:05 PM

32. That is trully the saddest thing I've read on DU in a very long time

 

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

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:56 PM

6. Leadership

I want a President who can get America to work together and lead our crazy congress.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:59 PM

7. Other: Big Hands!

Bill Bradley, step on down....

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:07 PM

11. I guess that leaves the short-fingered vulgarian out then!

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

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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.

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Response to 2cannan (Reply #11)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:44 PM

17. +1. Can't wait until a town hall where I can ask, "Aren't your hands too small to be a President?"

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:01 PM

9. Wisdom ... and character.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:03 PM

10. Was looking for honesty but settled for integrity which covers it.

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:08 PM

12. What? "Wall St. Contacts" was left off the list?

 

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

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:10 PM

14. I vote for leadership--because a good leader is also a good listener, and takes advice from all

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.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:10 PM

15. Gender.

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:12 PM

16. Leadership tempered with wisdom and integrity.

A rare combination of traits indeed.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:45 PM

18. Anger/Rage

 

Also consistency, honesty, moral compass, judgement

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 07:24 PM

19. I meant to say judgement

 

I said anger by mistake

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 07:29 PM

20. I voted leadership

 

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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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:13 PM

22. Experienced in being able to pass bills and Amendments. Understanding how negotiate with the Senate

 

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.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:15 PM

23. AHHHHH! Abilities!

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:47 PM

24. JUDGEMENT ... you need to add judgement

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:50 PM

25. Integrity

 

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.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:51 PM

26. Integrity? Really? Are those cynical votes, or childlike dreams?

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:54 PM

27. The instinct for calling up the narratives

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.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:58 PM

28. Truthfulness.

But that always doesn't matter.

I guess integrity falls into that category.

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

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 09:00 PM

30. Integrity!

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 09:03 PM

31. Kick for the evening crew

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 09:21 PM

33. I'm torn between intellect and compassion.

Though I picked intellect in the end.

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

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