Robert Gates doesn't like the current candidates

Feb 2011
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[h=1]One of America's most respected former military officials is worried about the 2016 presidential field[/h]
Gates served as the US secretary of defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and is the only person to have held that position under two presidents of two different political parties.
Yet just more than a week before the first votes are cast in the presidential primaries, none of the current crop of candidates, Gates told Business Insider, stands out as especially presidential.
"People are making a lot of grandiose promises and pledges to do one thing or another, either on domestic affairs or on foreign policy," said Gates, who is promoting his new book, "A Passion for Leadership."
"But I haven't heard anybody really talking about how they would fix some of the problems that they're describing and how they would actually implement them," he added.

Gates has it right. None of the candidates are "presidential", nor do they have real solutions to actual problems.
 
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