Ginni Thomas

Former Canadian prime minister: Presidents must choose accomplishment or popularity [VIDEO]

Effective governing begins with having the courage to make tough decisions for the long-term health of the country, not for immediate political gain, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney told The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas.

“What do you want? Do you want popularity, or do you want leadership?” Mulroney asked. “Because leadership entails the capacity to make tough decisions in the national interest and stick with them, knowing that the payout for America or Canada will only be 10, 15 or 25 years later.”

Many times those decisions are unpopular in the short-term, Mulroney told TheDC’s Ginni Thomas.

“And meanwhile you have to endure the attacks and the unpopularity that comes with having take big and controversial decisions in the national interest,” he explained.

Look for the full interview Monday at The Daily Caller.

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