As an Independent, I don’t participate in primaries. I have to decide among the choices I am given. In choosing a president I focus on experience, leadership skills, temperament for the job and character in addition to ideology. Today I will look at Bernie Sanders.
He has held elective office for 35 years. Serving in Congress certain exposes a person to federal issues. I prefer someone with administrative experience as well. He was mayor of Burlington, Vermont in the 1980’s. That’s not what I had in mind but it’s better than nothing. When I speak of character, I am referring to political character not personal character. I have heard of nothing that would cause me concern.
However, I have serious reservations about him. He has an ideology that is way out of the mainstream. In a nutshell, he wants a cradle to grave utopia while simultaneously doing everything he can to destroy the people that he wants to pay for it. He is totally inflexible and is constantly ranting and raving. He has neither the temperament nor ability to lead. I am concerned about his age but don’t know enough about his health or vitality to determine if he is up for the job.
If you are looking for someone to shout at street corners, Bernie’s your guy. If you are looking for a president, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Next time I will take a look at Hillary Clinton.