Jim Cole, Associated Press
Imagine yourself with an endless list of formidable tasks, and a time frame of four years to check off that list. Now add to the mix a requirement to consult with a team of roughly 600 individuals before being able to take action on many of those tasks. Furthermore, assume that those 600 persons are accountable to a grand total of 313 million other individuals.
This is a gross oversimplification of the work cut out for a president of the United States. To our beloved Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney, as well as the other 2012 hopefuls that make headlines outside of Utah, I say, "Good luck." I am confident you will keep all your campaign promises, particularly since Washington exudes such masterful team effort.
I am confident you will return our nation to a glorious land. Do we revere our president as some kind of deliverer, some kind of mortal god? Or do we recognize that he or she is simply one cog or crankshaft in a hybrid vehicle called "We the people?"
- Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?
- W. Bradford Wilcox: The new progressive...
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Are...
- My view: Utah, where do you stand on marriage?
- Charles Krauthammer: The jihadi logic
- James Gattuso: Give Tesla a truly free market...
- 19 songs to consider as replacements for the...
- In our opinion: Don't 'Army-ize' local police...
- My view: Utah, where do you stand on... 95
- Letter: Bush dilemma 2.0 39
- George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to... 27
- In our opinion: How committed are... 26
- W. Bradford Wilcox: The new progressive... 23
- Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test? 21
- My view: Intergenerational poverty the... 19
- In our opinion: Now a thriving urban... 17