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    Would you be President?

    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.
    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?

    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.
    Probably not. I would rather be voted in, so I know people actually wanted me to hold that office.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    I would.

    Would I get the opportunity to run for a 2nd term?

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Not just no, but hell no. You've got to have a serious alpha complex, and mean very serious, to even think about wanting that job. The required 24/7/365 proctological exam is enough to scare most sane folks off.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Would I get the opportunity to run for a 2nd term?
    I don't see why not.
    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?

    Trust me NO ONE would want me as the President.
    "Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".

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    Re: Would you be President?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not just no, but hell no. You've got to have a serious alpha complex, and mean very serious, to even think about wanting that job. The required 24/7/365 proctological exam is enough to scare most sane folks off.
    Sometimes I think that this is precisely what keeps most people who are actually well-qualified for the job from pursuing it. (Congress, too)
    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 would end all our useless military deployments.

    I would stop bombing countries.

    I would also try to shut down Homeland Security, Guantanamo, and all the other useless crap we've put in since '01. But I'd give more funding for the FBI to fight domestic terrorism.

    I'd also try to end the War on Drugs.

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    Re: Would you be President?

    I do not look to Lord over others. I would prefer to go serve at a soup kitchen. So I have no interest in being any type of politician.
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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.
    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.
    Last edited by Kandahar; 09-30-12 at 01:17 AM.
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