When you elect a national leader — do you want a Mind Manager or a Paper Pusher?
In a recent debate, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton disagreed over the role of the President of the United States.
Barack said he would not be obsessed with reading and signing every single piece of paper that crossed his desk because, he argued, his job was to see the big picture, inspire people, and lead the way. He has others who can read all the paper and process it and push it out the door.
Hillary then attacked Obama for being “lazy” and too “hands off” and, if she were our president, she promised to read every single piece of paper that flew across her desk because, she argued, the job of the President of the United States is to “know everything that is going on everywhere” and, as a final retort, she said, “We’ve seen what eight years of a ‘hands-off presidency’ gets us.”
My question to you today is this: Do you agree more with Barack or Hillary?
Please argue one side or the other — don’t take the middling path and say — “we need a little bit of both.”