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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  • Kyle Lewis
    answered 2017-09-21 11:53:44 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: A person with integrity will be willing to listen to the facts and do what they feel is right by the law and others. A person with integrity will put personal feelings aside for the greater good.
  • Kyle Lewis
    answered 2017-09-21 11:52:24 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Justin Sanders
    answered 2017-09-20 21:36:49 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Straight Talker
  • Luis Colon
    answered 2017-09-20 20:06:12 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I’m going to make this short and to the point. Integrity and balanced emotions in a person must be the core with which all values stem from. It’s he only way to get shit done and get those around you to trust in your direction.
  • Elias Toney
    answered 2017-09-20 19:20:16 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I won’t lie. Many of these traits are important, and choosing only one seems artificial and confining.

    With that being said, a skilled negotiator will be critical to navigating the political gridlock that we find in many levels of government these days. Negotiation, compassion, and mutual understanding seem so lacking in national, state and local politics, I would be fare more likely to vote for someone I felt was willing to negotiate with political rivals and able to find compromises than an absolutist who sees no room for moderation or compromise.
  • Elias Toney
    answered 2017-09-20 19:16:49 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Negotiator
  • Sophie Aros
    answered 2017-09-20 17:46:33 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Justin Werner
    answered 2017-09-20 10:18:07 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Integrity is an essential building block to any good character within public spotlight and is lacking in most modern politicians.
  • Justin Werner
    answered 2017-09-20 10:16:58 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Richard McNamee
    answered 2017-09-20 10:15:36 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: There is nothing I respect more than direct honesty.
  • Richard McNamee
    answered 2017-09-20 10:14:44 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Straight Talker
  • Wendy McCord
    answered 2017-09-20 10:03:33 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: A leader with integrity will behave in a manner befitting a leadership position. S/he will ensure that they have appropriate advisors, because to do otherwise would lack integrity. Most importantly, we can trust that a leader with integrity will do their best to make tough decisions with appropriate care & consideration of all affected parties.
  • Wendy McCord
    answered 2017-09-20 10:02:20 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
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  • Greg Relyea
    answered 2017-09-20 07:25:35 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Joseph Cunanan
    answered 2017-09-20 04:16:18 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: It doesn’t matter what background, one has, so long as they have integrity! They’ll need it! As they must be Team Focused! Leaders, should be able to lead! Integrity is what we look for, when we buy something! If a Wrench isn’t any good after the first time we use it, it’s useless! If a Wall we build loses it’s integrity, we no longer consider it useful!..
  • Joseph Cunanan
    answered 2017-09-20 04:10:08 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • Larry Stanley
    published this page in Surveys 2017-09-20 02:29:46 -0400