Fickle America: Mike and Bill Case Study Part 2 of 2
Criteria for Governor of Arkansas
“No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor except a citizen of the United States, who shall have attained the age of thirty years, and shall have been seven years a resident of this State."
Read more: http://vlex.com/vid/qualifications-of-governor-307188#ixzz1ORY7oR2j”
You don’t have to have the ability to read or write so long as you are born in the USA, are 30 years or more, and live in Arkansas.
That qualifies William Jefferson Clinton and Michael Huckabee to become governors of Arkansas.
If you review the summary descriptions from Part 1 of the story, you will observe that Clinton is vastly better educated than Huckabee. Clinton has vastly more government experience than Huckabee, though Huckabee is a man of the church and has strong people and organization skills. Being an evangelist with a large church, Huckabee can manage money too. Clinton is a learned man of law. Both have humble beginnings and can relate to the plain folk of Arkansas as both are also from Hope.
Humble beginnings as “local boys” is probably one of the most important things on the minds of voters from Arkansas as that is consistent with the general qualifications.
Having the ability to organize the community and to garner support from important people in the community is also essential. Both Clinton and Huckabee did that.
Having the ability to plan, budget, staff and manage finances are important abilities. Both demonstrated they could do that.
Both appear to be religious and live by the “good book.” Both are good actors. Both are musicians.
Damned of I know why folks from Arkansas would swing their votes from one party to the other to elect these vastly different characters.
Anyone have any ideas?