The AL Of The Candidate

BY Michael Lodge

THE AL OF THE CANDIDATE:  At the beginning of the political season I said this election will be determined on who has accomplishments, who has made a change somewhere, who has stood for what they believe, but accomplishments is the most important.

I like this quote, “Like Hillary Clinton, I, too, have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But unlike Mrs. Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment. Carly Fiorina.  John Wooden put it all together with this quote – “Don’t mistake activity with achievement“.

So Clinton has a real problem – she has accomplished nothing.  When you ask people who are debating you on politics and ask them – what accomplishments does Clinton have?  They can never provide you with an answer, in fact what they do is start pointing fingers, go off on another tangent, or call you names.  Usually the latter happens about 99% of the time.

Accomplishments are vital on a resume.  That is how we determine what experience the individual has to lead, what they have done to lead, and how they can help you move forward.  Every time someone comes in for an interview you review the resume, look at their experience and what they have done.  In the interview process you get down to the nuts and bolts of their accomplishment and what value they will add to your company.  Same interview process goes through to the job of President of the United States.  It should never be about your party but rather about what value does this person add to the country and to your life as an American.  What has he/she done in their work experience that can take your country to the next level.

Yelling racism and calling Americans deplorable is not leadership.  It just shows you don’t have a solid message to give, or a record to run on. 

Now there is a price to pay for accomplishments – you get more responsibility, you are required to lead.  Ethics is a part of leading.  Every leader – every American has the duty to be ethical.   Keeping people on point by telling the truth – is leadership.  So we must ask – has Clinton shown any signs of ethics and leadership?  The answer is no, in fact on numerous occasions she has thrown her own staff under the bus.  That is not leadership.

So at the end of the day and you go into that booth – think about accomplishments and the ability to lead.  Not about if you are republican or democrat – that is worthless.  Think about the AL of the candidate – Accomplishment and Leadership.