Who would make the best President?
By Steve Kirsch
Before the 2000 Presidential election, I published an analysis of George Bush which urged people not to vote for Bush because he would be a disaster as President since he had a track record of ignoring facts, ignoring science, and twisting the facts to support his misguided beliefs. Even though the evidence was there for everyone to see, most people don't look beyond the sound bites and nobody else predicted this that I'm aware of (if you know of anyone who did, please send me the link!). As everyone now knows, I was right on the money with my prediction.
I decided to do a similar in-depth analysis of the top 3 Democratic candidates for President for this election (see Who would make the best President?).
But now that we are down to two candidates, I've decided to publicly support
Obama. Here are my reasons:
4. Decision making ability: It was a mistake to have voted for the Iraq war without evidence beyond a
reasonable doubt of a threat to our country. There was never a "smoking gun"
piece of evidence to justify the war; there was never discovery of a plan to
attack America or the discovery of any WMD. Clinton has never admitted she made
a mistake. That is very troubling.
Steve Kirsch is a philanthropist and entrepreneur based in San Jose, CA. He is
CEO of Abaca, an anti-spam company. He has
donated millions of dollars to environmental and world safety issues.