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Bob Thomas: Let’s elect ability over popularity

“Some of the greatest love affairs I’ve known have involved one actor — unassisted.” — Wilson Mizner To me, the single most frustrating thing about this presidential campaign is the failure of the majority of voters to look at past performance records of both candidates. It has degraded into a popularity contest where the best salesman wins. What about ability? Proven success at something besides politics? Leadership credentials other than politics? Executive experience in the real world — the tax-paying, not the tax-taking, world?I’ve now lived through three presidential campaigns where the winners had zero credentials other than politics. The …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 18, 2012 03:06AM Published Oct 18, 2012 03:05AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.