Many people seem to think that many of the current Presidential candidates are “unqualified” to be President. Here are screen shots from the NYT and a Google search indicating as much.

 

 

Here’s the thing, though: as much as one might like to think otherwise, there is basically only one qualification to be President*, getting more votes than anybody else.

It’s a popularity contest and if you win, you’re qualified. Think about that when you make the exhortation,”Vote!” or when you make some blanket statement about the virtues of democracy.

* – yes, there are other requirements, but they are met by all the candidates.

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