Presidential simulator...Republicans like to compare their favorite president with the other guy leaving out some important details. Maybe you remember Jim stating that Obama fixed lots of things and was getting the economy in a positive direction. Remember?
Trump comes along and rides the crest of the wave. He takes credit for anything good and sure enough Republicans forget how we got there. So lots of things happen in four years and the newly elected president inherits lots of problems that were building that he didn't create. Oh, I expect the usual handful of 'believers' to start in... grand, are you back yet?
When Obama was campaigning, I remember a blogger calling him 'an empty suit' and that he would fail miserably.
It must have been around that time I blogged about the Presidential simulator.
What a great idea. Test you knowledge and skills needed to run a country.
If you want to be a pilot, you need hundreds of hours on a flight simulator BEFORE you are allowed to actually fly with an instructor to solo for your license.
In the early days of PC computers I had a program called BABY. It was a simulator yo rate yourself being a nanny. You've got a baby, food, diapers, wake time, sleep time, accidents, your energy level and have to go through taking care of the baby.
It was tough... really tough to keep the baby fed, clean, rested without running out of energy.
A friends kid had a simulator program called CITY and many of the same scenarios.were involved. Budgets, taxes, population, traffic, utilities, crime, police manpower, etc. Literally everything one would encounter running a city.
Hopefully, they had parameters for difficulty so you have a chance of a steep learning curve.
Many presidents are attorneys and achieved some professional level into politics, like being a current governor running for president. People have to rely on trust the person running for office will be the right choice. Too bad it's not so cut & dry as lots of great ideas from either side get blocked by the opposite side.
In my own business, I was able to take an existing plan and improve on it. What I didn't like was upper management making changes without consulting me... the person they put in charge of the operation. That's a topic for another blog.
Indeed, the Presidential simulator would be an extremely complex program to train on and the data would have to be as accurate as possible.
Russia taking Ukraine, funds and weaponry to the calculations, What European countries have to offer aid, limits, etc. Changing one date or parameter a percent or two could totally affect the simulation outcome. Chip shortages, ships with perishables in containers circling the port waiting for truckers to cease protesting and get back to work.
Step up, it's your turn at the Presidential simulator...