I was not a constitutional scholar/U.S. Representative (like Barack Obama). I was not a Rhodes Scholar/governor (Bill Clinton). I was not a congressman/ U.N. Ambassador/CIA Director/U.S. Vice President (George H. W. Bush). Not a nuclear submarine officer/governor (Jimmy Carter). Not even a simple ‘governor’ (Ronald Reagan/George W. Bush).
Nope, I was not any of those things that would naturally provide serious life and/or governing experience.
I am NOT qualified to be President of the United States.
I am, however, much more qualified than a certain ‘Donald Trump.’
The President of the United States has, in a big picture sense, two responsibilities: national affairs and international affairs.
While I am not remotely qualified to be president, I am studious about local, national and international issues.
I have also studied Trumps observations, policy pronouncements and personal history, and have determined conclusively that I am much more well-versed than ‘The Donald’ in both national and international affairs. Far superior.
And yet, I am grossly underprepared to be president.
Trump’s wondrous ability to insult anyone who disagrees with him may not be quite enough to overcome his ignorance of all things foreign and domestic. If ‘lack of tact’ were a presidential skill, Donald could be the next FDR.
He appeals to many Americans though. I presume many Trump supporters (Trumpettes?) are the same people who believe in ‘carpet-bomb diplomacy,’ that more and bigger explosions will eventually get your enemies to see the wisdom of your ways.
Can ‘ego’ overcome knowledge shortcomings?
Comedians have run for president before, notably Pat Paulson and Gracie Allen, but Pat and Gracie were in on the joke.