A Rule of Thumb for Assessing Political Candidates

Here’s a simple rule of thumb that I use when I assess anyone in, or aspiring to, a leadership position–especially political candidates.  If the chief “product” that they are “selling”–if the backbone of their rhetoric–is something of which you should be afraid and who you should blame for it, then I cross them off your list–they are non-starters.

Manipulators sell fear, uncertainly and doubt (FUD), they may also delegate blame; authentic leaders do not.

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