Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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The strengths of each of these candidates comes from what teams they can bring to the table, not just their personal leadership. While one might be "weak", if he can load up a strong team and guide that team there would be few issues.
A president who is "trash" [a somewhat odd description] but will loads of experience in Washington could also be solid, depending on the team chosen.
We have, for the past seven years suffered mainly because we have a President who had no experience other than tanking Texas' economy who also chose poorly when he built his team. With that combination he was left with a shallow well of knowledge from which to draw advise and counsel. So while he is The Decider, a "decider" who has poor skills at that particular trait is going to, unless very, very lucky fail. Events and History have proven that to be the case.
So, you premise is inaccurate in that there are no salvageable values in the four. After tomorrow, we should see a shakeout toward the two that can build the best teams.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.