Author: Emilio Iodice
2106 Selecting the President is an urgent wake up call. The election of 2016 will be one of the most important in American history. Our choice of President will affect the future of the United States and the world for the rest of the 21st century. The person chosen is not just President of the United States. The position is of global leader, global decision maker and global visionary.
It is not enough to select someone with qualities that fit our national needs when the stakes are planetary. The future of the world depends on an America that is strong, just and fair. It is a responsibility. We have no choice. If we fail, the forces of intolerance and tyranny will prevail. Our survival is at stake.
People look to the U.S. for leadership across the globe. Our leaders are not saints but should seek to be models of integrity. They should be expected to do the right thing even if it is not the right time. With proper leadership we can try to resolve the great issues that affect our lives, and the earth we inhabit, with fairness, liberty, justice and reason. The American Presidency symbolizes these principles.
This book is not an endorsement of one candidate over another. Instead, it is about the qualities we should demand that the President of the United States have to be the leader of a world that endeavors to provide opportunities for all in an atmosphere of freedom. We should realize that we do not elect a President, but elect a government. The Chief Executive of America appoints thousands who administer the apparatus of the largest bureaucracy on earth. They should reflect the same leadership qualities of those who appointed them to roles of public trust.
Today we have the means to articulate what we feel are the traits that our top leader should have. Social media provides a new platform for all classes to communicate debate, convey and vent feelings from the bottom so that the top understands what we need at this time in our history. We should encourage discussion in all forms of media until it is clear that we will select and not settle for anyone but the best and brightest to be President of the United States.