Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Presidents Shouldn't be Wonks

From the article: 
I saw most of the debates. No one won. But Trump looks better; he has learned self control. One tends to forget that he's not been in politics and this is his first political debate. Carly Fiorina came across as perhaps the best prepared, and she certainly seems to know what she's talking about. Trump was pounded for not being specific, but that's nuts: Presidents shouldn't be wonks, they should know what they want. We know Trump can get very complex jobs like building resorts, office buildings, and casinos constructed and opened up; one presumes he knows how to listen to advisors, else he's never have made the money to finance his campaign, And no, this is not an endorsement; merely an observation.

I think this is a pretty astute observation.  Some of you may know Pournelle as a famous Scifi writer.  He is also a very smart guy and has great commentary about culture and politics.