Picking a President? Character Must Come First : Scott Ott Podcast #7

Barack Obama peers thought Oval Office peephole
Much of what a president does happens behind closed doors. That’s just one reason why character should trump every other consideration in a candidate. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obviously, you want a presidential candidate who shares your principles, agrees with you on the issues and has good character. But if you could have only one of the three which would you pick? In this Scott Ott Podcast, I make the case that character trumps all.

Scott Ott Podcast #7 contains audio excerpts of a Scott Ott Show that originally streamed live on YouTube December 10, 2015.

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Become a Champion of Income Inequality: Scott Ott Podcast #6

Man in suit gets shoes shined in Penn Station, Washington, DC
Photo: Elvert Barnes

Democrats think they’re going to win the White House in 2016 by decrying “the civil rights issue of our day” — income inequality. But in this episode (#6) of Scott Ott Podcast, I call for Republicans to become the champions of income inequality and I explain why.

Audio excerpts from this podcast originally appeared in Scott Ott Show, October 22, 2015.

Here’s a link to ‘Popular Economics’, the book I mention near the start of the show.

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You Will Believe a Man Can Fly…in a Plane

My lovely bride bought me a gift certificate for a “discovery flight” with Monarch Air in Addison, Texas. After several weather-related re-schedulings, I finally took the flight this morning (12/5/2015). I got to to steer, climb and descend, while Levi, the flight instructor, kept his hands and feet firmly on the controls. We were near Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and Love Field, as well as a number of smaller airports, so there was quite a bit of traffic. Here’s the only minute of video I shot in flight — at about 2,500 feet, if I recall correctly. The rest of the time, I was busy making sure Levi did all the proper flight thingies and stuff. He did good.

Scott Ott Show, Ep. 1

Originally streamed LIVE on Friday, October 2, 2015
On tonight’s debut Scott Ott Show…
— Mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon
— My favorite smartphone, and why it’s better than yours
— The only TV show that really matters to me, and why I limit myself to two shows at a time.)