|Posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:55 AM|
It takes a certain amount of ego to think you can become president of this or any country. First, you have to believe you're better than anyone else for the job. This requires an egotism impossible to comprehend.
Second, you need to feel comfortable knowing you'll make life-or-death decisions, and you can't always choose life. People are going to die because of things you say and do.
Third, you have to want the job more than anything else in your life. This means putting your goals before anyone else, including family and friends. They don't matter. Only you matter.
But this toxic cocktail isn't what the public sees during election season. A carefully molded pantomime of the candidate is presented instead. Campaigns spends countless hours and dollars sculpting their candidate for maximum appeal.
The egomaniac underneath that polish is the same person, though. They might do things behind the scenes regular folks would be shocked to know about.