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Old 01-26-2014, 08:58 PM   #51
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Executive experience actually doesn't have a whole lot to do with it. Bush II, Clinton, Reagan, and Carter were all governors. Bush I and Ford were VP's, and before that Representatives. Nixon and Johnson were both VP, Senator, and Representative. Kennedy was a Senator and a Rep. Eisenhower was a General. Where is the pattern there, as to which ones were good or bad?
That's a great question. Clinton and Reagan were both great communicators and charismatic leaders. Eisenhower also had outstanding people skills but (I think) was under rated because of his personality. Those three would be in my top tier of the ones listed.

My second tier would be Johnson, Nixon and Kennedy. They were evil in the sense that every politician seems to be evil, but they do have a few accomplishments among them.

Third tier: Bush1, Carter and Ford. The ho hum level. Nothing really terribly bad to say about them, but nothing good either.

Last Tier: Bush2 and Obama. Either one could be the Manchurian Candidate. They both exemplify the concept of the "empty suit." There is really nothing to either one of them. They are products of the partisan political machine and their job is head cheerleader for their respective parties. No communication skills, no charisma. They are as effective as their speech writers force them to be.
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