I was elected to public office.
I served in a non-elected public office.
I ran for office but did not win.
I am running for office.
I HAVE considered running for office.
I have NOT considered running for office.
Other (Please explain)
I asked her how long that creek had been there? she replies: as long as she could remember
I asked if it ever flowed outside of the banks before she built her house there? she replied yes (laughter started in the back of the room)
I asked her if she checked with the county prior to building her house there? she replied yes and said they advised against it
By the then the laughter was incredibly loud. So I never really answered except to ask questions for clarity but she started campaigning against me in that area right after that debate.
I'd never run for political office because I know I'd never be elected. I won't kiss ass, I won't play games, I will do what I think is best for my constituents and for my community and I won't compromise my positions. If someone wants to do something I think is bad for my community, there's no way they will ever get me to vote for it, no matter what they promise me. I don't play well with crooks and political liars. Therefore, why bother running?
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
If bad people are going to win - it's best to cut into their support as much as you can. Because you weaken their influence and educate people through campaign and debate.
Sometimes, people like an honest politician - if you are funny enough.
Would you rather a bad politician get nominated or elected without opposition? Or would you rather them win only 80% - and know that even if 20% of the people voted for you - that you got that base of support.
For all you know, that could've inspired a future elected official who could possibly win.
It isn't for you that you run. You run because you want to offer your community something that is good for them. Because you want to show those people - even if they're only in the minority - that their views do not go unrepresented in the election. Because democracy matters and you offer them a choice. And that they have a chance at something better. Regardless of how great or small that chance is.
Because sometimes, doing the unlikely and impossible is more fun - and meaningful.
Well I certainly dont have any skeletons in my closet.
Only a black latexsuit, ropes, chains, cuffs and some horsewhips.