Leadership void may lead to mandatory voting

There is no such thing as a bad leader. By the very nature of leading, makes a leader good. There is, however, a big distinction of being a leader and leading an organization, group, or nation.

At present there is a leadership void in our nation’s capital. It is laughable to use the term leader for President Obama. He is the person leading the nation but he is no leader. Equally hysterical are the people currently inhabiting the Senate and Congress. Most of these self-serving miscreants are only there to line their pockets with no care or worry for their constituents.

I think a question all politicians must be forced to answer is what issue are you willing to lose the election over because of your views? That requires principle which is sorely lacking in government.

Jeb Bush is starting to organize for a presidential run. NJ Governor Chris Christie is playing hide-and-seek with his intentions but a blind man can see he will eventually run. Mitt Romney is rumored to be considering another run. The Democrats are rolling out their usual suspects led by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

You mean to tell me with a population of roughly 316 million in America these people are the best we can do for presidential candidates? That’s like looking for love in a bar. It can happen but chances are you’ll only get what you would typically find in a bar: something that looks promising but ultimately disappoints in the unforgiving glare of daylight.

When we are forced to vote for the lesser of two evils we end up with presidents like Obama. This is no way to choose a leader for the greatest nation on earth. The only saving grace for the next president is he or she can’t possibly be any worse than President Obama.

Somewhere in the vast wilderness of common sense hides the right leader for America. I know he or she does not live in the current group jockeying for position. Chances are the presidential candidates will come from the group of beltway bumpkins masquerading as a senator or congressman.

Cream rises and you-know-what drops. Right now our choices conjure the image of fecal matter dropping down the commode and taking us with them. I am sick of political parties. I want leaders.

I have never heard a recruiter say “We are looking for a person that we can tolerate more than the other applicants.” They say they are seeking the best candidate for the job.

What we need is a rebel to rise above the current sewage and lead. It’s a pipe dream, I know. The only way to become president is to sell your soul. True leaders are unwilling to do that and will not run. Those are the ones with principles. Those are the ones we need.

The Primary process brings out the zealots. This forces Republican candidates to move to the right and Democrat candidates to move to the left. In the general election both candidates vie for the middle figuring the zealots will still support them because the other choice is even worse – the lesser of two evils strategy.

Why not make it mandatory to vote? If someone doesn’t vote they must pay a No Vote Tax. The Supreme Court can rule it a fee to placate the populace. The proceeds can go in a lock box for a third party candidate to use at the next election. As an extra added bonus it will eliminate the voter suppression claims and prevent illegal immigrants from voting.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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