TroyAthlete saidI disagree with Rick's views, but I like him because he is authentic. Unlike Mitt Romneycare, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate who cannot be trusted to hold the same political position from breakfast until dinner.
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Yup, authentic is over-rated. Making the right decisions and policies while in office is the only thing that *really* matters.
Dishonest, inauthentic, liars typically are not good decision makers. Not to mention dangerous to democracy, whose success is dependent on an informed public, i.e., a public not constantly and cravenly lied to by its chief executive.
Authenticity (honesty) is a public official is vital. I'd rather be stabbed in the front with a chance to defend myself, than lied to and then stabbed in the back.