What do people really want in a president?
On Sunday, I asked Free Press readers to turn off the commercials, tune out the political rhetoric and think about the kind of person who should lead the United States of America....
First, nearly 100% of the people who wrote me said they want someone who is honest, transparent -- difficult for many politicians to be. They don't want someone whose idea of the truth is that what they said is not a total lie. And most said they don't want a "packaged" candidate, anyway.
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Most wanted a president who cares about those in need and believes that America's future lies in rebuilding and ensuring the lasting strength of its middle class.
Most -- even those who identified themselves by political party -- want someone who is not beholden to party politics and will follow through on campaign promises no matter the impact on future elections.
Nearly all the people who responded offered specifics -- and those specifics not only signaled out-of-the-box thinking but also a sense that they have been thinking about it for some time. And nearly all want to take politics of out American elections so that we can get leaders instead of walking commercials.
If this poll was accurate and that is what people want, then that is the kind of president we would have.
But the reality is 90%+ of blacks will vote for Obama even though he goes against just about everything they stand for.
Most whites, except the guilt ridden liberals, will vote for Romney because they don't like Obama and liberals.
And everyone who responded to the poll were either in a drug induced coma or live in the world of Winnie the Pooh or other fantasy world.