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First, he/she must have the qualifications… of course some of the experience past presidents have had are questionable. For example, it is obvious Bill Clinton had womanizing experience. He apparently also had experience in getting away with scandals. Former Pres. George Bush apparently had experience in getting his way as in invading Iraq. Richard Millhouse Nixon had experience in lying but as it goes with every liar that has ever lived, you eventually get caught.

Harry S Truman got on the job training when the first nuke was dropped. Can you imagine how he must have felt facing such an enormous decision?

How will we remember Obama? Did he have the experience or the right stuff to be commander and chief for two terms? You know, I do not care if he is black, democrat, or a royal liberal. I cannot for the life of me think of one good or decent thing that he has done and I consider myself a fairly intelligent and observant man.

I consider the president’s position the most important one in America. I also wonder how each of these men have affected our country in good and bad ways. I also wonder how different it could have been if Kennedy had not been assassinated or men like MLK had lived a long life. What if McCain had been chosen to sit in that office?

Every man that has sat in the oval office has affected this country in some way regardless of the length of time they were there. We, just regular folk, cannot truly know the day to day stresses of that job. Wouldn’t want it! But, each president has a responsibility to America as a whole and if you let down one group, you let them all down. We have been let down and will see the repercussions of the wrong choice.

All of this said, I believe I have a prediction.

Trump will win the election(seems obvious) and Palin will win VP position. This election will no doubt be historical, pivotal, and will most likely usher in the first woman president simply because it is time just like it was time for a black president.
Time will tell if Trump the billionaire will be made into a US president that affected a nation unlike any other.

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President Harry S. Truman, warned by some of his advisers that any attempt to invade Japan would result in horrific American casualties, ordered that the new weapon be used to bring the war to a speedy end. On August 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
You know, nuke was dropped to save American lives. It worked!

But, as time went by, politics figured more into US involvement in war. Vietnam is the greatest example. Those men who endured that war were treated terribly and it did not have to be that way.

One courageous man with a damn backbone could have prevented the bloodshed.

Regardless of how I feel about Trump, I believe he has a backbone.
I just hope he will make the right decisions if we continue to be involved in world conflict.

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Dill, if I won a lottery, one of my fondest wishes is to have a meeting of the minds with those I know who I consider deep thinkers and you are one. I would send all I invite airline tickets to a special place where we would spend our days at round table discussions.
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I appreciate it RIC!

I have very deep feelings about the US and the men and woman that have contributed to all that it was before and what has become now. I have no grand illusion that it will once again be a super power or the greatest nation on the earth. IT is like a child that has been given TOO much and has no clue how to fend for itself. Every single person right now in a position of power and leadership are nowhere near the caliber of men and women that have come before them.

Where are the Norman Schwarzkopf's, the IKE'S, the Regan's, the Sam Walton's, the sergeant york's?



I know! They don't make them like that anymore. No one has to work hard. No one had a rough upbringing that caused them to pull themselves out of the trenches. Our nations of full of people with their hands out. It is full of people who suffer from an entitlement syndrome and the make me sick to my stomach.
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Some may not know this, but several presidents were put into office thanks to the "Skulls", a secret society that places people in high positions throughout the world such as banking, the presidency, etc..

Among prominent alumni are former President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft (a founder's son); former Presidents George H. W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush; Supreme Court Justices Morrison R. Waite and Potter Stewart;[19] James Jesus Angleton, "mother of the Central Intelligence Agency"; Henry Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War (1940-1945); U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett, who directed the Korean War, William B. Washburn, Governor of Massachusetts; and Henry Luce, founder and publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.
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Some may not know this, but several presidents were put into office thanks to the "Skulls", a secret society that places people in high positions throughout the world such as banking, the presidency, etc..

Among prominent alumni are former President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft (a founder's son); former Presidents George H. W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush; Supreme Court Justices Morrison R. Waite and Potter Stewart;[19] James Jesus Angleton, "mother of the Central Intelligence Agency"; Henry Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War (1940-1945); U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett, who directed the Korean War, William B. Washburn, Governor of Massachusetts; and Henry Luce, founder and publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.
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i dunno, but me personally, i am getting tired of people who have never been in the military running the country and being the commander in chief of all our armed forces..
i also think it shouldn't be he/she with the deepest pockets are the ones to run for office...
i honestly don't agree with any of the potential choices we have coming up but i can tell you who i absolutely do not want in there...
just my $0.02, and you know what they say about opinions...
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i dunno, but me personally, i am getting tired of people who have never been in the military running the country and being the commander in chief of all our armed forces..
i also think it shouldn't be he/she with the deepest pockets are the ones to run for office...
i honestly don't agree with any of the potential choices we have coming up but i can tell you who i absolutely do not want in there...
just my $0.02, and you know what they say about opinions...
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I think the requirements for the first woman pres...

she must have been mother to at least 5 boys and one girl
all with 6 different dads
then, at some point before running for office decides she wants to be a man

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