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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Why would you not do it?

    If you want the job...there you are.

    And if you don't, just pick your fav politician as your VP and resign as soon as you take office (make up some medical reason)...you would have a huge pension and the best security in the world for the rest of your life and the person you think would be the best for the job would be POTUS.

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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Sure although I would probably be a very very unpopular president among the majority. As president I would veto every bill that had even a word of content that was unconstitutional. I imagine government would remain at a standstill as neither side seems to be willing to limit themselves to only their enumerated powers.

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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Certainly. And I'd ignore pretty much everyone and run things the way I think they should be run. Probably have a lot of assassination attempts.

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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    I'd do it. With Sarah Palin as my VP, there would be no assassination attempts on my life.

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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    And who would your veep be?

    Edit: he or she would have to be constitutionally eligible.
    I don't want to be President. I want to be King and then I would fix everything.
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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    The people best suited to the work are the least likely to want the job, either because they can get better pay, or despise the politics. You have to be a real piece of work to become President, nowadays. To focus a lifetime of drive and ambition on such a narrow goal seems sad.

    It's like living your life expressly to be Miss America, except that it lasts your entire life, and you are guaranteed to be hated by a large number of people.

    Even if you intend to do good, the likelihood of accomplishing much after compromising yourself enough to get elected seems low.

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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    The people best suited to the work are the least likely to want the job, either because they can get better pay, or despise the politics. You have to be a real piece of work to become President, nowadays. To focus a lifetime of drive and ambition on such a narrow goal seems sad.

    It's like living your life expressly to be Miss America, except that it lasts your entire life, and you are guaranteed to be hated by a large number of people.

    Even if you intend to do good, the likelihood of accomplishing much after compromising yourself enough to get elected seems low.

    so sad, but so true
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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    President of USA?! It's worthless.

    Better to be chief of a black spy agency. Has more action.
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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Would I want to be president?

    No, because right now I would be being blackmailed by Muslim extremists and have to decide to sacrifice another American journalist to beheading....or give in to their demands.
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    Re: Do you want to be president?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    I don't want to be President. I want to be King and then I would fix everything.
    How? No king has fixed everything before.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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