There is no emergency that cannot be anticipated. We have the strategic oil reserve to compensate for a collapse of the Middle Eastern supplier states. FEMA should be capable of responding to natural and domestic disasters, and not a repository for political hacks.
Judgement is where a president's fortitude and bravery come into play. As Russia slides back into her preferred default historical authoritarian mode of government the next president must thread the road between a new cold war and isolationism. Nobody is going to call the president and breathlessly tell him or her that there had been a tenth of a degree global warming in the last ten months. The solution to this problem requires fewer flag draped mission accomplished photo opportunities, and more hours of sitting with government leaders who may well need to deliver unsustainable rates of growth to their constituencies for the leader's survival.
I, for one, would rather have a leader who had less hair trigger decisiveness, and more appreciation of the nuances of every situation.