Howard Hoffman says when hiring the next president, he wants certain things:

I don’t mind my president enjoying arugula.
I don’t care if he or she is smarter than the room.
I kinda like the idea of a president with big brains.

I’ll never have a beer with my president.
I don’t want to have a beer with my president.
I don’t want my president having a beer with me.
I want my president to have better things to do.
I want my president to be the brightest, the smartest, the most imaginative, the classiest, the best person we can muster.

I’ll take them as big and as brainy as they can get.

I’m sick of stupid presidents.
I’m sicker of presidents who pretend to be stupider than they really are.
I’m sick of presidents who try too hard not to be presidential.
I want a president I can be proud of.

I like the idea of a president who has worked directly with the streets.
I like the idea of that person having been there.
I can live with them enjoying arugula today.

I want a goddamn president.
Not a bowling buddy.
Not a drinking buddy.
Not a hunting buddy.
Not a poker buddy.
Not someone who will put on figurative pair of overalls to show how folksy they are.
I want a president.

It’s a white collar job.
They will travel in limos.
They will travel the world.
They will meet with foreign heads of state.
They better not embarrass us by acting stupid.

This person will be my employee.
This person will be representing me on the world stage.
This person better make me look good for what I’m paying them.
This person better work their ass off.

I want a president.
I don’t think it’s asking too much.

Stop treating us like your buddy.
Start treating us with respect.