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Old 10-06-2019, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post

No matter how smart you are, and how well-informed you are, and how great you are at picking advisors: you are almost certainly going to get something wrong.

And people are going to die, because you got it wrong.

Sometimes people are going to die because of what you decided, even if you got it right.

And in some cases, it may not be possible to know for years -- or ever -- whether they died because you got it right, or because you got it wrong.
For a President, hubris isn't a flaw - it's a prerequisite. Even the very best Presidents had a massive ego and an ironclad belief in their own abilities, because otherwise they'd be paralyzed.

That's why, if I were that kind of person, I'd relish serving after Trump. The greater the crisis, the greater the glory. No. 46 will have a shot at being the next FDR.

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