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    Re: Would you be President?

    No way would I want to be president.... The job would probably drive me crazy, being that I would try to please everybody (and that would be impossible)...

    Seriously, though - I'm not interested in having that much power. Having power over others has a tendency to corrupt even the nicest individual - as a Christian, I'm more interested in saving my soul these days....

    Frankly, if I had a choice of entering a monastery or being president, I'd choose the former.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    I would not be able to stand the constant prying into my life. I'm a very private person. Plus, I've been arrested before and my opposition would certainly dig up that photo and I'd never hear the end of it. I'd also be worried about my family getting hassled, many of whom have opposite political views to my own. I can see the opposition digging up quotes from them and generally digging into all kinds of crap in my life. No, thanks.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    No, I'd be inelegible. I would much rather be a faceless man, anyway.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Only if the same quirk gave me an unstoppable majority in Congress and then allowed me to quit after a couple of years.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Well let's see...

    On the one hand, you get a chance to have a major effect on policy... but then again, the truth is that even most presidents don't REALLY get to change the world in a significant way.

    OTOH.... four years of having your every word, gesture and expression filmed and analyzed.... your every decision may cost someone their life or their job, and maybe hundreds or thousands of lives or jobs, as well as being criticized and hashed to death in the media.... ageing at twice the normal rate due to the stress... knowing you can't just run down to the Burger King for lunch anymore, EVER for the rest of your life, because for the rest of your days Secret Service will be guarding you from assassination by loonies and political enemies, long after your term is done... never again would you "be your own person"....


    Probably not. Not unless there was some reason to believe that my nation desperately needed me to take that position, and there wasn't someone else who was just as able and more willing.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    oh yeah. it would ruin your life and to a lesser extent your family's lives.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    No, whether or not I do good or bad, a significant amount of people who think me a villain, another group would think me great.
    In either case, you aren't left alone afterwards.
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    Re: Would you be President?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    In a second... though it would be a step down from being a God.
    Yeah, Global Moderator at DP would be pretty hard to give up.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    I could not be a puppet to anyone so being the president is out of the question.
    Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    no. if the deal were for the House of Representatives, though, I'd take it. I feel that I could do some good things there.

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