Sunday, November 2, 2008

How Much Does Experience Count?

1 comment:

Ceroill said...

In this context, not much. But then, in my opinion, no other job can really prepare you for a job this big. I don't care if you've been a senator, a supreme court judge, a general in the army, or what have you. True you can become proficient with various aspects of the job, from diplomacy to public speaking to various other things, but no other job puts so many diverse responsibilities on one head. As such, I maintain that 'experience' is a null concept here. What truly matters is intelligence, common sense, and a deep desire to both help and lead. In other words, the qualities that make a good president can't be learned or earned, they must be innate. Unfortunately we haven't seen a lot of that in the last several decades.