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What are the qualifications to be President of United States? Now is the time to ask that question as you prepare to cast a vote in the 2020 election.
What qualifications do you think the president should have for what is arguably the number one job in the world? More importantly, among the candidates vying for the job, who best meets them?
Who is best to uphold America’s form of government and the good values that set it apart from most nations in the world?
These are the overriding questions for the 2020 Presidential Election. America is not perfect, and the President’s focus should be to make it better. Meeting the qualifications to be President of United States is paramount.
First and foremost, the president should know this country’s history, the role, structure, and function of our form of government. The president should be the role model when it comes to respecting and upholding the Constitution and the rule of law.
Which candidate consistently demonstrates a command of the major issues, challenges and policies decisions facing the country in sufficient enough detail to distinguish between good advice and bad, to provide leadership and direction, and has the communication, negotiation and consensus-building skills to achieve meaningful outcomes?
For such an important position, who we choose must have the right experience. He or she must be able to select the right cabinet or management team to grapple with some of the most complex issues facing our time within our borders and globally.
What is their vision for the country? Is it realistic and achievable?
The President must be both inclusive and compassionate to balance the needs or the rich and the poor, the young and the elderly, the needs of minorities with those of the majority, the privileged and the disenfranchised. The President must perform the ultimate balancing act, making decisions based upon what is good for America and/or most Americans.
By the time we cast our vote if we have not determined which candidate has strong integrity, high moral standards, is a unifier and not a divider, then shame on us.
These are the minimum qualifications to be president of United States. Who best meets them?
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