Items filtered by date: December 2011 - Duane Cutlip
Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

Imperfect Presidential Candidates

All four are flawed candidates. (If you agree with "your guy" 100% of the time, you'd better check up. Reagan aptly pointed out that if you agreed with someone 75% of the time, you'd found a good friend)

I think we would all like to see the perfect candidate rise up and run, but the current societal climate illustrates why the "perfect" candidate has better things to do than subject themselves to this process.

To that end, we are left with less than perfect choices. Given this scenario, how should we best move forward? May I postulate the following:

While campaign rhetoric would suggest this one or that one is no better than Obama, a realistic assessment would show that all of the current Republican field would support the basic Republican platform far better than Obama. When problem solving, the priority is generally first to stop moving in the wrong direction, then start to swing around toward the right direction. If true, then any of the current candidates would, at the very least, be a step in the right direction.

So then, do we take a step in the right direction even if it's not with our preferred candidate, or is it better to continue spiraling in the wrong direction because we have the moral high ground to blame it on the Democrats and we'll just wait until the perfect candidate comes along?
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