During this campaign season, we have seemingly lowered our standards. We are giving more than just one front runner license to say just about anything about any one or group without repercussion.
To me, if someone wants to be president, they should act presidential. These candidates are interviewing for one of the most important jobs in the world. We should expect the candidate to exhibit the traits we would want in a leader who interacts with other leaders.
That would mean telling the truth and not being so cavalier when your statements are shown to be untruthful or inconsistent. That would mean not disparaging someone asking a legitimate question. That would mean avoiding labeling and name calling others about perceived deficiencies. That would mean showing a little thicker skin and calming demeanor in the face of adversity.
My view is relatively simple. The louder someone yells to drown out another or the more name calling that person uses, usually means his or her argument is poor. We often mistake leadership with a false bravado. There has been an interesting trend in the corporate world with more introverted leaders. The reason is businesses are complex, so they need to be led by someone who has a grasp of the issues.
People will vote for whom they want. I would like them to consider this litmus test as they do, as they may reach a different conclusion.