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U.S. leaders need to check their duties 


Justin Ruhge of Lompoc states we need a leader, not a debater who can manage (“We need a president who’s a leader, not a debater,” Oct. 7).

It is not at all dark as to who Mr. Ruhge is referring to be the choice of the Republican party. In all the hoopla of listing the qualities the candidate for U.S. President should especially have, being the leader, one forgets we also have the House of Representatives, the Senate to engage the president. This requires the skills of very astute debating powers, along with the vision for all U.S. citizens, now and for decades to come.

In the business model of management, the main goal is to make profit and the dividends to shareholders. Everything is done behind closed doors, with the select board members. The president must deal with the reality of the present system in which the Republican and Democratic parties also must be reckoned with. Above all, politicians in office or seeking election make assertions without substantiation.

It is this aspect the media, especially the video media, must enforce by requiring concrete substantive evidence to support claims made by any political office holder, specially the speaker, majority leaders, and the minority leader in the Senate.

It is unconscionable for the minority leader of the Senate to proclaim that his foremost duty is to assure a one-term presidency for the holder of the office of president.

This prima fascia is a declaration of war against the sitting president.

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