At any rate, Haldeman’s Courier of Feb. 23 put the crowd size at 30,000, adding that many people crossed the Ohio River from New Albany and Jeffersonville, Ind. The paper said the flag raising was in honor of Washington, “that great and good man, and should not be accepted, as we fear it will in the North, as unconditional submission to a Union of injustice and inequality.”
This ability to keep oneself in perspective is crucial to a politician. After years in office, it is supremely tempting to think of a legislative seat as an entitlement, as something held by right. It's not. Good politicians not only understand that they serve in a representative democracy, they embrace the challenges and opportunities this offers them.
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And perhaps most important, they understand that politics involves give and take, and the ability to find common ground. A good politician listens very carefully to those on the other side, not only to learn their arguments, but especially to learn how far he or she can move them and how far he or she has to be moved in order to reach consensus.
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The press and public often pay attention to what politicians say, but less to how well they do what they're supposed to do. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton asks, "What Makes A Good Politician?"
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What makes a good politician? In order to answer this question, one must first define the word politician. A Politician is defined as one who is actively involved in politics or one who holds or seeks a political office. Consequently, the definition of a good politician must be someone who does a good job at these things. In the book Hardball, Chris Matthews does an outstanding job of explaining to the reader what good and bad politics and politicians are, as well as how to get there or avoid it. Although this book is mostly opinion, it is such a profound piece of literature; its contents can be held as general truth in the world of politics.
Each and every politician possesses their own political style, whatever that may be. Most of these styles are attainted with strategy in mind. Two of the most influential presidents of the twentieth century are Ronald Reagan and Lyndon Baines Johnson, each with their own unique styles. LBJ was best known in his political career through his success in retail politics. From the earliest stages in his career, LBJ took the country one person at a time. A Texas congressman Jack Brooks once said, "Lyndon Johnson would convince you that your concern, no matter how small it might seem to other people, was the most important thing in the world to Lyndon Johnson" (Matthews, 28). What Brooks says is pretty self explanatory as to how Johnson treated everyone, to work towards the presidency, and maintain it.
Johnson’s use of retail politics proved to be very helpful to his political career. Young LBJ started merely as a secretary to a Congressman, living in the basement level of the ¡¥Ol Dodge Hotel in Washington (25). Starting there he made it a point to get to know, really get to know everyone he could. In his first night there he took four showers, and the following morning brushed his teeth five times. It was a simple strategy, getting
to know as many people he could as fast as he could. B.
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Deciding which candidate to vote into office is simply a matter of party affiliation for many people. Others, however, cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in their candidate of choice. So what are the qualities or characteristics good political leaders should possess? Here are the top 5 characteristics of some of the world’s most successful political leaders.
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Unfortunately, as George Carlin once pointed out, the people (the majority) won’t elect good politicians. I define good politicians as ones who want to get the government out of our lives, and leave us in the driver’s seats of our own destinies. And good politicians are the ones who WILL protect us against violent enemies and actual criminals. They will also leave us the means/arms for doing so ourselves, if necessary. That’s my dream.