View Poll Results: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office?

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  • I was elected to public office.

    4 13.33%
  • I served in a non-elected public office.

    0 0%
  • I ran for office but did not win.

    2 6.67%
  • I am running for office.

    0 0%
  • I HAVE considered running for office.

    12 40.00%
  • I have NOT considered running for office.

    9 30.00%
  • Other (Please explain)

    3 10.00%
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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    I am currently Army and Former Air Force- 16 years total service and looking to serve until they say I can not anymore. I am honored to serve and am proud of what the uniform stands for.
    My home state is California. Very much the opposite side of the political spectrum as I am, but hey miracles happen.. I am currently stationed in Kansas. I'd run in California most likely, but possibly Nevada,Oregon, or Washington as well if I settle there. Those are all possible settling points for me at the moment after I'm done in the military.
    Very cool! You should follow me on FB & Twitter - I have links posted here in my signature. I could possibly help you out in some ways if/when you run. I can also get you connected with some big names in politics too. Better to start out earlier - now would be a good time.

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Very cool! You should follow me on FB & Twitter - I have links posted here in my signature. I could possibly help you out in some ways if/when you run. I can also get you connected with some big names in politics too. Better to start out earlier - now would be a good time.
    I definitely will do that on fb anyways, my twitter has been hacked too many times so I don't tweet anymore. And all help is appreciated when and if I do decide to run

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That will lose an election for you. Honesty is only the best policy for the person wanting information. It's best to speak in vague terms without lying or telling the truth. Oh well. Maybe more noble things await you. It sounds like you are a lousy politician. Honesty is a bad trait for a politician especially in our country. Americans love to be lied to. If you don't believe me, just watch a commercial on TV.
    I know, it is kind of funny even today. I ran for magistrate which manages a budget in the district for infrastructure including road maintenance, drainage, etc. This lady told me that she had built a new house close to this creek where she grew up and every time we received a lot of rain, 3" plus, the water would rise close to her house and getting in it one time. She asked what I do to correct this if elected:

    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.

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    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?
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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Vodon View Post
    All of these are impossible except for the pi one.
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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
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    Semper Fi. Your name alone tells me you are a cool person.

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I know, it is kind of funny even today. I ran for magistrate which manages a budget in the district for infrastructure including road maintenance, drainage, etc. This lady told me that she had built a new house close to this creek where she grew up and every time we received a lot of rain, 3" plus, the water would rise close to her house and getting in it one time. She asked what I do to correct this if elected:

    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.
    Haha that's interesting.

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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?
    That's exactly WHY you SHOULD run. Would you rather only bad people run?

    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.

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Well I certainly dont have any skeletons in my closet.


    Only a black latexsuit, ropes, chains, cuffs and some horsewhips.

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    Re: Have you ever thought of, ran for, or been elected to, or served in public office

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Well I certainly dont have any skeletons in my closet.


    Only a black latexsuit, ropes, chains, cuffs and some horsewhips.
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