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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  • answered 2017-12-12 23:24:04 -0500
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: A leader’s understanding of how the military works gives them the appropriate understanding of how military conflict should be dealt with. Drastic action will only be taken when it is warranted, and a leader who understands this will understand foreign policy.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • answered 2017-11-17 13:02:11 -0500
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I believe that one should be truthful, sincere, candid and honest. One that is not overly boastful. And certainly one that does not have to make apologies for bad and/or misleading statements.
  • answered 2017-11-12 18:05:37 -0500
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • answered 2017-11-03 13:26:17 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: If a leader is easily corruptible he is a weak leader. Some one who sticks to there roots when people are trying to influence there opinion on him is a good leader in general whatever is ideology may be.
  • answered 2017-10-26 11:53:01 -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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  • answered 2017-10-06 17:05:27 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Even though Trump is a narcissistic SOB being an outsider has allowed him to seek alternative ways of getting what the people want.
  • answered 2017-10-06 17:02:47 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Outsider
  • answered 2017-10-05 17:49:33 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Own up to it when you are wrong or incorrect. Be truthful. It’s OK to change your minds if you accumulate more facts and information.
  • answered 2017-10-05 13:23:45 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Military background
  • answered 2017-10-05 13:01:34 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: By having a politician who has integrity, we can stand behind someone who has the best interests of the people in mind and will not waver not matter in their resolve. Of course this comes with the caveat that they need to be able to listen to the opposition to determine what is actually the best result for the people in America.
  • answered 2017-10-02 03:55:19 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • answered 2017-10-01 07:47:40 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: A leaders can excel with any of the other trait but if he lacks integrity or even bare a degraded form it is possible that when faced with a ethical/morally sensitive choice his/her decision may be self servicing because their compass does not point true north
  • answered 2017-10-01 07:44:04 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • answered 2017-09-30 16:04:02 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: I DO NOT mean straight talker in a Trump, anti-PC fashion. I mean the ability to speak concisely and as truthfully as possible with intelligence and common sense.
  • answered 2017-09-28 10:12:58 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Because we need honestly, we need people who will tell us exactly what they are doing and ones that stick with their promises and values.
  • answered 2017-09-28 10:12:16 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Integrity
  • answered 2017-09-22 11:27:27 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: One that keeps our freedoms. To many crooks, I mean politicians strip freedoms from us from our second amendment to income. I believe most people who serve in office think this is a career and not a elected service for the people. They cater to lobbyists and not the peoples will. Politicians take people choices away with their blood and crip political philosophies. Then limit our choices by enforcing a two party system by out spending and not inviting other parties to debate them. I only have one thing that I agree with either of these parties and that is that there need to be change.
  • answered 2017-09-21 13:19:43 -0400
    Q: Please explain your answer here.
    A: Our leader should be able to listen to all sides, and negotiate a compromise that benefits everyone. Not only one side or the other.
  • answered 2017-09-21 13:18:26 -0400
    Q: What trait is most important to you for an elected leader, such as a mayor, governor and president?
    A: Negotiator
  • 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.