What Do You Look For In A Presidential Candidate?

From the Boston Globe via The Hill:

Tagg Romney on his father, Mitt, running for President.  “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life.  He had no desire to … run. If he could have found someone else to take his place … he would have been ecstatic to step aside.”

With that in mind, what do you look for in a Presidential candidate?

One response to “What Do You Look For In A Presidential Candidate?

  1. There are a few key things I look for in a leader. Character plays a big role and it absolutely should. I look for a leader who remains unwavering in their principles, and their principles should be traditional American, Western principles. It is a major turn-off when their voting record is inconsistent, like Romney’s. To me, it is vital that they share a vision of American exceptionalism and that they possess the fundamental philosophy that our Founders did. Personally, I find military experience attractive for the position.
    One quality that I cannot stand is indecisiveness. I greatly admired Tim Pawlenty for years, but when I read his book Courage to Stand before he ran for the presidency, I was turned off by his wishy-washyness. I need to see a potential president as a strong, competent leader.

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