Mike Huckabee News
Aug 26 2013
Are you ready to start talking about the next presidential race? Me, neither. But several Republican presidential hopefuls are already jockeying for 2016. And the Democrats all seem to think Hillary Clinton’s a lock. Except for Joe Biden, of course.
Personally, I don’t even want to think about it yet. But feminist author and Democrat Camille Paglia tossed a skunk into the party at Salon.com by declaring that her party needs fresh blood, and asking, after Hillary’s disastrous management of our foreign policy, what has she actually accomplished that makes her qualified to be President? Well, I won’t wade into that briar patch. But this does bring up a larger point that’s worth talking about, even this far out.
In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of names tossed around as potential presidents, including first term Congress members, business tycoons, political commentators, wives of politicians, even Hollywood stars like Will Smith. But the presidency is not an entry level job. It’s the most difficult and important executive position in the world, requiring management skills and knowledge of everything from economics to defense. Our hiring choice will have grave implications for our children and grandchildren, and even for the survival of America. We live in a celebrity culture that glorifies the superficial. But we can’t pick someone to be President someone because they look good on TV, make an inspiring speech, or would be the first this or that to hold the office. America has 50 sitting governors and a lot of ex-governors who all have real experience at running large government systems. Before we let the media and political consultants sell us a celebrity for president, consider this: if you owned a small taco restaurant your family depended on for a living, would you hire someone to manage it who was glib and popular, but had no experience or track record of success? No? Then why would you trust the future of America to someone you wouldn’t trust to run a taco stand?