Traits of a Leader

Whether a candidate is running for City Council, Mayor, State Legislature, Governor, Congress or President there are some traits or qualifications we look for as a society.  As Whigs, what are the traits that you look for in a candidate for any of these offices?

What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?


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  • Ed Cooke
    answered 2018-06-24 18:08:14 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: The core of who we are depends on our moral and ethical standards in how we relate to each other in everyday life. Integrity defines the natural ability to base your decisions on the right thing whether no one knowingly is aware of the choice or not.
  • Jonathan Etheridge
    answered 2018-06-24 18:02:05 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Robert Zuliani
    answered 2018-06-24 17:53:42 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: All other traits in a leader are useless without integrity. You can be a retired Navy SEAL with a doctorate in economics. If you lack integrity I doubt I would support you candidacy.
  • Robert Zuliani
    answered 2018-06-24 17:51:32 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Michael Lyden
    answered 2018-06-24 17:39:25 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Ed Cooke
    answered 2018-06-24 17:37:51 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Spencer Brown
    answered 2018-06-24 17:37:45 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Integrity is of the utmost importance of the choices provided, as anybody from any background be deceitful & make empty promises. Given multiple choice, I’d say top choice from me would be integrity/honesty, straight talker, strong negotiator, & either business or military background, if not both.
  • Spencer Brown
    answered 2018-06-24 17:34:57 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Michael Barrett
    answered 2018-06-22 10:44:36 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Economics background
  • Jacob Garrett
    answered 2018-06-19 14:42:58 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Integrity is the key to a successful leader. Some of the other traits are good to have, but integrity is the foundation that a leader must stand upon, in order to effectively carry out the duties of an elected office. At the end of the day an individual that can maintain their integrity, can make the hard right decision over the easy wrong one.
  • Jacob Garrett
    answered 2018-06-19 14:40:47 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Anonymous answered 2018-06-06 01:36:58 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Integrity is the foundation for any leadership-any other experience/background is ancillary to being trustworthy and acting with integrity in all things.
  • Thomas Linnell
    answered 2018-05-20 04:10:29 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Negotiator
  • jon nepstad
    answered 2018-05-18 09:03:26 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • David Wiltsee
    answered 2018-05-15 14:48:38 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Eric Zaretsky
    answered 2018-05-15 14:14:11 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Frank Hickman
    answered 2018-03-22 05:58:30 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Zach Baker
    answered 2018-02-04 13:15:18 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Kirk Boland
    answered 2018-01-24 09:24:27 -0500
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I want someone ultimately who understands Machiavelli: ruthless to our enemies, compassionate to our people, understanding with the party, obstinate with political opponents, strategic in negotiations, and capable of compromise when necessary.
  • Kirk Boland
    answered 2018-01-24 09:21:19 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Negotiator
  • jules rensch
    answered 2018-01-24 08:59:18 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Rick Miller
    answered 2018-01-22 23:29:38 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Ethan Ferbel
    answered 2018-01-08 18:47:17 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Chris Bartone
    answered 2017-12-17 10:00:07 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Loren Davis
    answered 2017-12-15 13:29:08 -0500
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: First of all of the choices provided Integrity was the closest. I actually think Thoughtfulness and Rationality would be characteristics I would choose first.
  • Loren Davis
    answered 2017-12-15 13:24:59 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Henderson Kearns
    answered 2017-12-14 18:02:37 -0500
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: All the other traits could be argued as being important, but none of them matter without integrity because the talents & expertise of other traits are rendered void if one can be corrupted & swayed from the right course of action.
  • Henderson Kearns
    answered 2017-12-14 17:59:49 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:13:25 -0500
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I believe every decision we make has a financial impact and that impact is amplified by the mantle of power worn by our elected officials. We should weigh our decisions to make peace and to wage war, against the financial implications those decisions have on our economy.
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:11:21 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Economics background