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    Re: Would you be President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If I actually had to go through the campaign/election, then I definitely wouldn't. That would be horrible. But in your scenario, if I was just given the job without needing to go through the campaign/election, then maybe...but probably still no. It would probably be a lot better than being, say, a senator or representative...but even with a full staff waiting on me hand and foot, it still seems like it would really suck.

    100+ hour work weeks, every week for four years. Vicious and constant attacks on you. Dealing with people whose sole goal is to defeat you. Extremists trying to shoot you. Having to console grieving families after national or personal tragedies. A lack of ability to go anywhere in public without a security entourage. Thanks but no thanks.
    A lot of the horror of being president is following the polls every day and working toward re-election. Remove the 24/7 campaign mode and you can just kick back and appoint lifelong federal judges. I'd take the steady stream of **** to do that.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Sure, put my hat in the ring. The first Logical Party President.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    There's no way in Hell I'd survive the first term. But man, what a ride. I'd take it in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Sure. It'd be easy if you're not concerned about party politics. Sign the laws, just do what your advisors say. No worries.
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    Re: Would you be President?

    If enough people wrote in my name and somehow the undemocratic electoral college voted me in then i would.


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    Re: Would you be President?

    It would be a complete waste of my time to be president of a country that does not find my goals things that they want and I don't find what they want things this country needs more of. While it is a nice thought to be president there is no point for me in accepting the job at this time. Thanks, but no thanks. That is unless they elect a bunch of people that agree with me and I can get things done.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Sure. $400k a year and an assured immortal legacy, without even having to work toward it. Sure its a tough job with long hours, but I'm sure most of it is probably more exciting than an average 9-5 job.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Would you be President?

    In a second... though it would be a step down from being a God.
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    Re: Would you be President?

    To be president means to represent all the citizens in your country. I don't want to do that because I cannot represent them all because of various reasons. I have nothing in common with them except our human condition. I could represent certain fragments of the population, but nowhere near the 50%+1 needed... and because I don't want to be a tyrant, I do not want to be president.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If, by some weird quirk of the system, you were offered the job of President of the United States for one full term... would you take it?

    Given the job, no campaigning or election.
    Day one what am I going to do?
    Should I do what I believe of what the people want me to do?
    Do I actually read the thousands of pages of legislation that comes in on a daily basis in the morning and the check up on our national security every evening? Or should I delegate, if so who?
    I say one thing wrong half the country attacks me
    No vacation for four/eight years
    Gray hair?

    ...sometimes we need to have a bit of respect for what our presidents do. Even bad one's like Bush.

    I might do it if I know I'm ready, but right now I'd only do it in a simulation.
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