Just an observation and something to ponder. In Control, I discuss a section on government, politics, and economy with respect to how people involved in those areas handle control in carrying out their goals. The focus of the politcal realm is to try to get the other two areas to enact the goals of the political parties and people who are trying to get those goals fulfilled. As I emphasize in the book with respect to everything, one has to closely examine who are the individuals involved in order to understand what is happening. To that end, I think it's interesting to compare the present administration and the potential next one.
I think it's fair to say that Trump has had some problems getting people to fill positions in his administration that meet expectations of fulfilling his and the Republican goals regarding government and economy. There's been quite a rapid turnover the past 3 1/2 years. You might want to ponder that a bit and try to figure out why, by getting down to the individual level of those involved with the jobs--which would be the president, important party members, and all the people who were appointed. That's where the decisions are made, and we can discuss why they were made in order to assess what happened.
The vetting process of selecting candidates is quite key to success in this endeavor and is worth taking a closer look at it, since it basically involves looking at the background of the candidates and determining if they match the president's and the party's goals. I have to think back over the past few years to review to some degree how their vetting was done and the success rate. I personally don't have any other documentation to help, besides extensively digging through years of news articles, which I am definitely not going to do. However, some of you may have some remembrances of that to help you out.
Now, we have a new Democratic presidential candidate and his vice president on the election scene. Which raises the question of how well he will be in vetting possible candidates for his administration, should he win. I think it's something valuable to consider as an aid for deciding how to vote. Towards that end, a timely news article just appeared which gives an indepth view of how Biden went about vetting his candidates for the vice president position. Of course, we don't know if this will be standard procedure for all his goverment appointees, but it does at least provide a factual account of this one example. The link to the article is posted below. In terms of the control involved, think about the comparison and comment if you like. Your response certainly doesn't have to be as long as this setup piece!