What does it take to successfully run the government? According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, it takes proven executive ability. Specifically, that is the ability to: plan, organize, staff, direct, implement, motivate (inspire), control,innovate, represent,
develop, lead, decide, communicate, delegate, and conclude.
Of course, relatively few people excel in each of these areas – but a professional executive understands their importance and knows how to compensate by bringing in staff members to compensate for any delinquent capabilities.
One of the problems in a democracy is that political leaders are often elected based on personality, charisma, political skill, promises, etc. – while being woefully lacking in the keys to professional executive ability. Obama is a prime example of a politician seriously lacking in many of the necessary executive abilities. He doesn’t even appears to know what he doesn’t know – a most serious handicap. As a result he has “led from behind” and has become more and more of an autocrat with each passing year.
Hillary is another example. She has a big last name after tailgating for years on the coattails of her husband – and later on the coattails of President Obama. She has virtually no accomplishments and a long list of failures, disappointments, and deceptions.
Clearly, the USA is in a downward slide as gradualism takes effect. If the American electorate continue to vote based on personal popularity rather than proven executive ability, our nation’s best days are behind us.