Presidency 101

Why is it that the most important position in the world does not require any prerequisites…? It seems that those who wish to become a President should have adequate expertise in areas of leadership, diplomacy, cultural diversity, Constitutional law, how each federal agency works, specific procedures of all three branches of government, moral and ethical analysis and law.  To name only a few more suggestions, he or she should also be scholarly about past presidents and administrations, how governments around the world govern, world geography, and foreign affairs (both current and past).

To give the job of President over to a person with the only stipulation that he or she is a citizen and won the election does not seem like the most prudent idea. So, I employ a reevaluation for our county’s most important job. Just like in other fields where we expect expertise, a President must be able to see the entire picture, not just the previews.  

Perhaps we should start with Presidency 101 and go on from there.