Entry level workers in factories snicker that the managers
of the firms for which they work can't operate lathes or drill presses.
Privates in armies snicker that the Generals can't always competently
drive the tanks or fire the mortars or do some of the other things that
these privates can do so well. Administrative assistants in offices
usually can type, file, answer the telephones, and do all the rest of
the administrative work much better than many CEOs.
A leader works on a larger scale and delegates authority
to others who are expert in various aspects of an organization. A good
leader knows how to inspire and draw good people to him and he knows
how to make good decisions. If a leader is really good, and if all things
are equal, his organization and all the people in it will prosper or
be successful as they define those terms while similar organizations
with poor leadership won't prosper or be successful.
Tom McClintock is a state senator who has some good
bona fides in the immigration reform and conservative communities. Despite
strange eyes and a Renfield laugh, he appears to be a good guy, but
he's pretty boring and bland. He's been in politics most of his adult
life and seems reasonably competent and on top of the issues. Because
of his years in politics, he knows how to talk to the press and he knows
many details of government. However, there is nothing to indicate that
he is a leader. In fact, he fails to inspire people beyond his very
vocal so-called conservative base. This base constantly seems to promote
candidates for office who can't get elected. We've had Dan Lungren and
Bill Simon and others. The base pumps them up and makes a lot of noise.
Come election, these guys are defeated. Then, those who promoted these
guys run around saying that we "sure came close." Well, close
doesn't count. California doesn't need any more "came close"
conservative politicians. We need winners even if they aren't pure conservatives.
McClintock will never break out of his base of 9%-13% of the voters,.
He's too inflexible and he isn't pragmatic. He simply can't win this
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a life long politician.
He's a guy who has shown leadership and ability in his personal life.
He can win this election because his support is broader than McClintock's.
He excites people beyond the base just as Ronald Reagan did. And, as
with Reagan, Schwarzenegger is apparently not a detail man, but is one
who delegates to others.
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