The Best President
During the build up the the last couple of presidential elections, I always start asking the question, “what qualifications would the ideal president have?”
Private sector experience? Political experience? Perhaps a former or current governor would make the best president, that individual already having experience wrangling with a legislature. Really I am forced to come to the conclusion that one single thing is most important of all.
A president doesn’t need to be a super genius, or have a law degree. They wouldn’t need to have private sector or political experience. The one single quality that a president can have is the ability to surround himself or herself with the right people for the job. William S. Buckley said the following:
I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
William F. Buckley, Jr.