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.
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Debt, Gov't Dysfunction Rise to Top of Americans' Issue List
That was a poll done at the beginning of this year and it showed that the rising debt was actually #2 on the minds of most Americans. It was ahead of such issues as taxes, healthcare, even gun control and this was right around Obama starting his big push for more gun control. In fact, it was just 1% shy of tying the economy in general. So yes, the debt is an issue on most Americans minds now. The problem is with politicians not willing to have an honest conversation and catering to both bases. We need cuts on spending and serious tax reform if we are every going to get things under control, and both those issues are currently not something that either party wants to do. Thus, we are at the impasse we are at.
Originally Posted by Duhkat
Sometimes the victory is in the battle itself.
If there is only bad candidates running in an election - and even if they are likely to win - sometimes you might need to run - just to show people that there is true opposition to their ideals. I could be somewhat hypocritical in this since if I were running I would not want to waste time with it if I thought I was going to lose.
decided to appoint myself the American leader anyway (without elections)