Does character matter?

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Does character matter

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  1. Avatar4321
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    In an elected official, especially for President.
     
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    FDR and Reagan, though opposite in many ways, had character. They both believed in their individual visions passionately, and they did exactly what they thought best regardless of public opinion or personal consequence.

    Nixon and Clinton, however, were opportunists who shifted with the prevailing winds. They also had deep character flaws . I actually think Nixon and Clinton were great presidents. I'd take Nixon over any president that followed, including Clinton.

    Some think Nixon lacked character. I say "who cares?"

    - he was a great president.
     
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    Of course character matters. Character is just a neutral thing though. 'Character' isn't inherently good or bad. Everybody has character, nobody lacks it. It's all about the quality of their character... that's what matters. A person can have good character, or bad character... or lie somewhere in the middle as most do.

    Sure, there's a definition out there... but that's not what I feel character is. I feel everybody possesses character that is shaped by their own actions and upbringing.
     
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    Are we already in 1984??

    Debating human emotions and personalities??
     
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    The fuck are you talking about?
     
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    ones character helps define a person as the person that they are.....

    so, yes....i think ones ''character'' comes in to play with everyone we meet.
     
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    Character hasn't mattered since the reelection of Clinton
     
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    I had a boss who was the smartest man I have ever known or met.....everything he did at work turned in to gold. He had a flaw though, (if one chooses to call it that)....he loved women/sex. At least 3-4 women in the office where i worked had affairs with him....one, before he and his wife got divorced....and the women varied....the secretary for the office who was only 20, to another woman who was almost as high up in the company as him who was 40....the same age as him at the time.... many would say, ''a man of poor character'' about someone like him, but honest to goodness, no one on earth could have done a better job than him in the position he held....even I could recognize that....

    in this day and age, i'm certain he would have been charged with harassment, but when i was young, sexual harassment at work wasn't even talked about or considered...

    I think men in power....have the kind of personalities or ''characters'' that tend to be alphas....they are aggressive go getters.....and this seems to make them aggressive in their personal lives as well....not all of them....but I have seen enough of this in my lifetime to venture to say, probably more so, than not.
     
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Againsheila again.:clap2:
     
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    Men of high moral character don't got into politics, ever.

    So it's a waste of time and energy looking for the perfect person to run the country.

    Pick the person you think will do what's right for the country and don't care what they do any other time.

    As long as it's legal, of course.
     

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