"Opinion" The perfect president

Jennifer Bonn

Jen Bonn

If we could have the best person for the job of president of our wonderful country, what characteristics should the ideal person have? We know that most politicians do well when they are well-funded and backed by the people who know how to run a successful campaign, but think beyond the campaign machine and the promises made and focus on what would the characteristics and beliefs be that someone needed to do the best job possible. Here are a few of my ideas.

Of course, any politician needs to be thick-skinned because there will be criticism from all sectors, but I would like to have a president who appreciated constructive criticism and used it to become stronger as a person or a nation. I would love to see virtual town hall meetings in different states where the president could listen and respond to citizens even when it isn’t a voting year.

I would hope the president would want to be surrounded by diversity in his inner circle so that he could hear opinions from different backgrounds, and I hope he would respect disagreement because discussions like that can inspire change.

My ideal president could present a strong image to the world while spreading messages of unity and tolerance instead of divisiveness and hate.

He or she would build back our educational system as well as build our trust in our government.

What do you think? Is it possible to have a president who can keep our country strong and work toward the right ideals, or do we have to begin to revamp our political system before we see change?

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I am passionate about running, parenting, education, and self-help information. I enjoy writing articles that will offer readers the information needed to help them in some way. I recently retired from teaching French and Spanish for forty years. I run every day and have done all kinds of races from 5ks to ultra-marathons. I have three children and three grandchildren. I write for several magazines in my area, I am a contributor and in charge of the Pinterest board for a parenting magazine called Screamin Mamas, and I have a second book about to be released through Loving, Healing Press called 101 Tips to Ease Your Burdens.

Kennesaw, GA

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