This past week, Ben Carson was asked what may be the most common question asked of presidential candidates: “What is the first thing you’ll do if you’re elected president?”
His answer was anything but common.
Mr. Carson declared that on his first day in office he would sit down with elected officials from both parties and discuss priorities in order to find common ground.
Most candidates promise this or that action on their first day in office. They cherry-pick policies that are near their own heart or will stir the base. They make promises they are rarely able to keep because they require the cooperation of others.
Ben Carson’s answer, though, is that of a true leader. He’s going to focus on leading.
And for that reason, he’s moved up in my book.