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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 05:07 PM

 

Obama was at the climate change talks in Paris. Managed to talk about the terrorist attacks in San

Bernardino and ISIS even though climate change was the focus.

This shows that a President needs to be prepared to discuss any issue at any time.



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Reply Obama was at the climate change talks in Paris. Managed to talk about the terrorist attacks in San (Original post)
hill2016 Dec 2015 OP
JaneyVee Dec 2015 #1
frazzled Dec 2015 #2
Vattel Dec 2015 #3
Cha Dec 2015 #4
leftofcool Dec 2015 #5

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 05:17 PM

1. K AND R!

 

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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 06:07 PM

2. Indeed: It's a president's duty to be able to address multiple issues

at any given time. And to respond to questions from the fourth estate, whether "on topic" or not. There's a way to dispense with superfluous questions with a quick answer and a pivot, if necessary. But wagging fingers and angry voices will not be seen as presidential. A president must deal with all the issues of the nation, long-term things like poverty and discrimination, and shorter-term things like geopolitical conflict or newsworthy events.

A president must show both command (of subject) and control (of self). Like it or not, voters really do care about things like demeanor. Of course, there will always be a vocal minority that cheers on anger and loudness, because they think it helps a cause. It doesn't. Anger is okay when you are in the position of protester; it must be dispensed sparingly, and only when necessary, when you are a leader.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 06:16 PM

3. You forgot the sarcasm indicator. Funny post though.

 

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Wed Dec 9, 2015, 05:25 AM

4. Pesident Obama can talk about a wide range of subjects and not lessen any of them.

thank you, hill.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 06:12 AM

5. Yes, this is what a leader does.

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