Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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Leadership entails the ability to convince people to do things which are in their best interests, especially those that A) aren't easy, and B) aren't obvious. It would be easy to start the refrain of "do it for the country", but American nationalism has been flatlined for a bit too long for such tactics to work immediately. Whatever sacrifices we need to make short term will need to be sold as being in not only our own best interests, but the best interests of everyone - equally.
Barack would appear capable of making this pitch, it'll be interesting to see how it unfolds. There's 60 million people or so just aching to be led.