I started thinking about what an ad for the job of President would look like and who might have the qualifications sufficient to gain an interview.
According to Geri Zabela Eddins in Our White House, Looking In, Looking Out, the president has two primary functions. One is to serve as CEO of the federal government and the second is to serve as commander in chief of the armed forces. As Chief Executive, the president must work with his staff, his Cabinet, and the enormous bureaucracy that is the federal government to ensure that laws are carried out. It is important to remember that the president does not make laws. The Executive branch is responsible for carrying out the laws that the Legislative branch enacts.
Secretary Clinton has been in public life for more than 4 decades. She has been scrutinized, criticized, blamed, and shamed. But here we are, she is still standing, still fighting for those who can't fight for themselves, and is the Democratic nominee for President. Donald Trump has never engaged in public service, but has sought the spotlight often in his life. His response to adversity is to attack those who find fault with him. He uses the language of a bully, and never, ever, admits a mistake or apologizes for having hurt someone. He is quick to use Twitter to hurl insults out into the Twitterverse.
The motto of the Trump campaign is "Make America Great." The implication is that America used to be great, but no longer is. So, I guess you would say DJT hasn't embraced change. HRC celebrates progress made in civil rights, the rights of women, the rights of the LGBTQ community, and promises to work together to keep moving forward.
During 11 hours of intense questioning about the tragedy at Benghazi, HRC calmly answered every question, faced every attack. If getting yelled at for hours without losing your cool is a requirement for the presidency, Hillary Clinton checked the box on Thursday. (Glenn Thrush and Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico, 10/22//15). On the other hand, when confronted with his own words by Megyn Kelly in a debate, DJT responded the next day with a statement so inappropriate, so vicious, and so misogynistic that it drew severe criticism from his own supporters. Totally lost his self-control.
This quality is one in which DJT does excel. Those Americans who feel disenfranchised, who feel they've been forgotten for too long, gaze at him as if he is the Messiah. Unfortunately, they are totally ignorant of the workings of government and don't realize that the promises made by Trump are not promises he can keep. HRC appears to understand that the voters who agree with her on the issues don't really care about the email issue. She spends her time discussing the issues she believes are important and telling voters her plans to address them.
DJT has been married 3 times, cheating on the present wife with the future wife each time and still claiming to be a moral, honest, person. HRC chose to keep her family together in spite of marital problems. You may not agree with her decision, but she did set a moral example.
We know that Grandmother Hillary loves Facetiming with her granddaughter, Charlotte, and reading to her. Donald plays golf.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think DJT can speak in complete sentences. He starts a thought, but then cuts himself off, relying on his favorites "believe me," "trust me," "we're gonna win," and "huge." HRC speaks like an intelligent, well-informed, public servant. If Trump inspires others, it is to violence. If Hillary inspires others, it is to help those less fortunate.
Based on these qualities, you decide who is best qualified for the job. And I hope you're right.