What causes a man (or woman) to seek the presidency, the highest office in our nation?
Obviously, it is not money that motivates him. After all, one has to be financially wealthy to even start the election process, continue through the equally grueling primaries, and assuming he wins that, go on to the general election.
The process bombards him with both accolades, as well as severe personal criticism. Once elected, he is thrown into an abyss of criticism, having taken on the responsibility of decision-making for the entire nation. Have you noticed how rapidly a president ages physically during his tenure? Perhaps his egotistical, narcissistic personality enables him to prevail.
It is my conclusion that a man's ego manifested by his desire for power and greater recognition drives him to want that high office. Other than power, perhaps he sincerely wants to lead the nation according to what he visualizes as the correct course of action during his tenure. Those decisions are always met by his opponents with contrary or better ideas. Thus, there is always constant controversy. Who relishes that?
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As we proceed through next November, let's try to discern what our candidate's motives are with regard to the welfare of our great nation and cast our vote accordingly.
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