I would suggest that if you’re going to compare political voting and such to anything, perhaps buying a car is a smarter analogy.
What do you or should you want in a Politician? Well what do you want in a car? I want a car with great shocks, maneuverability, and tires that can handle all kinds of terrain, weather, and curves.
Translation: I want a politician that can handle crisis and the unexpected, deal with conflict and ‘rough patches’ and have the knowledge and skin to deal with those issues and handle them properly.
I want a car with a great airbag system and comfortable seat belt that isn’t going to cut my throat.
Translation: I want a politician who can protect the control from turmoil; I want a president that won’t just throw caution to the wind and give up.
When I buy a car, I’m less concerned with how cool it looks and more concerned with the structure of the car, how safe and strong the body of the car is. How protective it’ll be if I’m ever in an accident.
Translation: I want a president who’ll design a cabinet, not based on party or popularity but on who has the best ideals, the most integrity, and the best track record.
When I buy a car, I want one that has bright headlights and quality mirrors that allow me to see everything including the blind spots.
Translation: I want a president who can take the time to look at an issue from all angles. How it has affected us in the past, how it affects us now, and how it’ll affect us in the future.
Lastly, I want a car that isn’t going to cost me a ton of money and put me into debt for the rest of my life.
Translation: I want a president that is going to be smart about spending and not drive up taxes to the point of crippling the economy as it has been for the last several years.
Everything I just described is what everyone should want in a president; I probably just described the perfect president, which doesn’t exist. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive for it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t want it or demand it. In many ways I didn’t just describe what I look for when voting, I described what we should look for while a president is in office.
The next time you get an opportunity to vote for a president, take a serious look at every candidate, think, truly think about what you want in a president and cast your vote with conviction. Because after it’s all said and done and you’ve “signed the paperwork,” there is no turning back.
Wesley W. Hickok
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom