Bob Thomas
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Bob Thomas: Grooming our ideal future presidents

In my lifetime, I've never seen a U. S. president who had, or has, the ideal combination of work experience and education prior to being elected. Let's consider the following criteria and see what we come up with:

Commander in Chief: This title suggests that our ideal president should have had military experience. I find it oxymoronic to give supreme military authority to a president who has never served in our armed forces. Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam War is the prime example of disastrous consequences when inexperienced presidents insist on playing "general." Ronald Regan and Bill Clinton had zero military …

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