If you want to be a strong Leader, is you have a vision. Of where you want to take the country and have a feel. Where you want to take the country and believe you are right. And can explain and back up why you believe your right. Then you should tell everyone else that as well. Especially people who are considering voting for you. Any politician can say I’ll tell you my plans once I’m elected. But the problem is voters want to know why they are voting for someone. What they believe in, what they are for. Because they don’t have to vote for you, they can vote for your opponent instead. This has been my major disappointment with President Obama. Who so far in a lot of areas has taken the approach. Let others work it out and I’ll come in and save the day when they fail.
The differences between governing and campaigning, is once your actually in office. Your held accountable for the decisions you make. Whereas when your campaigning, you can theoretically say anything and promise just about anything. Knowing you don’t have to live up to anything you said and promise. And will probably be able to explain why your changing course once your in office. The situation has changed and we must change course to respond to the new. Circumstances effectively but what strong Leaders do, especially Executives. Whether you agree with what they did or not, is lay out where they want to take the country. And once they are in office, stick with that. Put their agenda through or most of it.
Whether you like President George W. Bush or not and I voted against him twice. At least you knew what he believed in. What he wanted to do as President, where post President Bush and I definitely believe. President Obama has been a better President. Its been more about governing by committee, getting the best minds around to work out the problems. Instead of the Leader being able to figure out what the best course of action for the country is.