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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I think it's time to come up with some more stringent requirements for someone to be President of the United States. Right now we only require that a person be a minimum age and be born in the US. We need a little more than that for such an important office. Presidential candidates should be required to take a test to make sure that they have at least a basic understanding of some of the major issues and are able to give some sort of decent analysis of the current major points of tension in foreign policy.

    What do you think, is it time for US Presidential candidates to be tested?
    The voters should be the test. In my opinion the problem really isn't with ignorant people running, its with ignorant people voting.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I think it's time to come up with some more stringent requirements for someone to be President of the United States. Right now we only require that a person be a minimum age and be born in the US. We need a little more than that for such an important office. Presidential candidates should be required to take a test to make sure that they have at least a basic understanding of some of the major issues and are able to give some sort of decent analysis of the current major points of tension in foreign policy.

    What do you think, is it time for US Presidential candidates to be tested?
    If we want testing for the presidency you might want to start further down the ladder. That is the way they do it in the financial industry or in academia.

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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Tested... for STDs?
    If so, that might very well sink my boat in the upcoming 2034 elections. Seriously, it's like a quarantine zone down there.
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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    If so, that might very well sink my boat in the upcoming 2034 elections. Seriously, it's like a quarantine zone down there.


    TMI.
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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post


    TMI.
    If that's your information threshold, you better thank me for not describing the coloration and texture. Yet.
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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    If that's your information threshold, you better thank me for not describing the coloration and texture. Yet.
    thanks for the warning
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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    thanks for the warning
    It's mostly a mottled greyish green, but there's some red pustules on it, and for some reason all the veins on it are now bright orange. As for the texture, it somehow feels slippery and gritty at the same time! How weird is that?

    Fortunately, I lost all sensation in that area of my body about when the prickly purple stuff started growing on my scrotum. I was starting to think the pain would drive me insane!

    Also, the smell of chlorine and pepperoni is constantly wafting up from down there. That might be the strangest symptom of all...
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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    a test............... are you serious? And they can only run if they get an A+????
    Yep, I'm serious. It would be fairly rigorous. Part written, part oral. Very rarely would someone get an A++, if at all. They just need to be at a level of basic proficiency. Somebody running who is going to be President of the United States should at the very least be able to elaborate at length on the significance of Marbury vs Madision for example.

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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    No, the Constitution is quite clear what is needed. As for understanding of the issues etc. the nomination process is suppose to weed out the weak, although it doesn't always work. Then there is the election. If the voters elect a candidate that doesn't have a basic understanding, your words, what happens next is on the voters or the American public as a whole.
    The problem is, as you have indicated, that the process does not always work. It's far too important a position to let someone who is not at least knowledgeable slip through the cracks.

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    Re: Should US Presidential Candicates Be Tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They have to pass a very difficult test already: they have to win the votes of enough people to get the most electoral votes. That is harder than any test you can think up.
    They should have to pass that test as well. We need people who have at least demonstrated a command of the issues.

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