So You Want to be President?

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No, I’m not nominating Rocky Bridges for president. I just want to quote him.

Rocky once said there are three things that everybody in the world thinks they can do: run a hotel, manage a baseball team, and write a book.

To this we must add, “And be president.”

Is there anyone, at any given hour of any given day, who does not know what the President of the United States should do? “The president needs to do such-and-such, right now!” “Here’s what the president has to do…” And so on. It must be the easiest job in the world. And if not, well, you’ve got an infinite quantity of advice.

How easy? Doddering Joe Biden promises to name a woman as his running mate, who will become president if Joe gets elected and then conks out. It sounds like a little more than half the people in the country, in Joe’s opinion, are fully qualified to be president. And that’s Rocky in the background, sagely nodding his head.

Can you imagine being president and actually trying to take all the advice you get?

If that doesn’t give you the horrors, nothing will.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

7 responses to “So You Want to be President?

  • marlene

    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain – Author (1835 – 1910)

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    My wife and I are big Trump supporters, but I have to get onto her from time to time when she doesn’t agree with something Trump says (like he called Diane Feinstein an honorable woman). I tell her Trump can’t know everything, and she answers that he should.

  • unknowable2

    What amazes me, is the extent to which people personalize these matters. When Mr. Trump speaks about this disease, he is speaking not his personal opinions, but instead speaks upon the information gleaned from advisors whom are experts in their fields. He doesn’t wake up in the morning and make sweeping policy decisions on a hunch; he collects information and acts thereupon. At the heart of it all, the President must be a good coordinator.

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