Well it's both Fat Tuesday and more importantly Super Tuesday. So if you are in a state with a primary today, don't forget to get out and vote.
For the first time in a long while I was excited by more than one candidate on the ticket. Over the past few months I have gone back and forth on who should get the vote. My problem is when I listen to my head I decide one way, but when I listen to my heart I go another way. To be honest I will be happy with either Hilary or Barack, but like everybody who votes I had to pick just one.
To my head Hilary represents most of my values and has a lengthy resume of experience. To my heart Barack represents hope and enthusiasm. But the question is which one do I want to see as our president.
It did both my head and heart well last week when the two shared the stage in a debate. They looked very much like running mates - a dream ticket IMO. I only hope that the one who does not get the nomination will consider the runner up prize and join the ticket.
Being an engineer I almost always follow my head....and this seems to be no different. I took the approach that I often do when hiring people into leadership positions at work. It is often a better choice to go with someone with experience and a few battle scars then to go with the new college graduate. With experience usually comes some known weaknesses, but those can often be off set by the strength of experience. While there is a chance the new college graduate may be a great leader, a little experience never hurts. If he/she is born to be a great leader that strength will be with them throughout their career.
So with that logic, I cast my vote this morning. My ideal outcome would be that Hilary wins the nomination and Barack agrees to be her running mate. With 8 years of experience in the VP office I have no doubt where I would cast my vote in 2016.