In March, I wrote a blog post titled, My Take on a Donald Trump Presidency in which I ended the article with, “He would be dangerous as President of the United States. We deserve better.” Being an equal opportunity offender, I now turn my attention to Hillary Clinton.
It has been reported in the press, that Hillary Clinton has a trust issue with the American people. A New York Times/CBS News poll earlier this year found that 64% of voters answered “no” when asked if they felt Clinton was “honest and trustworthy.”
In his New York Times bestselling book, The Speed of Trust, Steven Covey identifies trust as a function of two things merging together: competence and character. In order to trust someone that person must both be competent at what they do and have the character, i.e., the integrity and honesty that you know they will do what they say. If either competence or character is not present in a person, trust is not possible.
Let’s take an objective look at these two qualities in Hillary Clinton. (more…)