Does a flawless candidate really exist?

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Our collective logic over the years has been if you can’t be trusted in your private life how can we trust you in the public arena. Yet President Clinton, despite his private flaws, proved he could compartmentalize the issues and served very effectively as the leader of the country. In the end we must decide what is the more important; a flawed candidate who can lead the country back to prosperity or selecting a candidate who appears near perfect and says the right things but is unable to address the wide array of issues affecting the nation. Is the election about the person, the job performance or the party? As is the case every four years, if nothing else, it’s always entertaining, but in 2012 we need to look beyond the feel good beauty contest and hire a leader who can solve the many issues affecting our country.

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