Now that the 38th president has been laid to rest, the capital can take up the main business of 2007: trying to figure out who will be the 44th. What type of leader does the country want? Here is my sense of it, based on talking to politicians, strategists and voters here and around the nation.In summary, Howard Fineman lists the following:
* No ideologues
* Serious student
* Washington experience not necessary
* No boomer obsessions
* Know the middle class
I would add the following: some experience with foreign policy. This is a must--especially in a world that is post-9/11.